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Sunday, October 21, 2001

Definitions for ludic

  1. playful in an aimless way: the ludic behavior of kittens.

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Citations for ludic
A third kind of group encounter we decided to call "ludic" sessions. We play what you might call spiritual parlour-games, mostly devised by Farrar, who excels at them. A. S. Byatt, A Whistling Woman, 2002
It is possible that, like Mateo, Mr. White has ''come to see love as ludic, not agonistic,'' an atypically clumsy formulation that amounts only to the assertion that love is a game and funny. David R. Slavitt, "Change Partners and Dance," New York Times, September 15, 1985
Origin of ludic
Ludic stems from the Latin verb ludĕre meaning "to play." It entered English in the mid-1900s.