ludic

[ loo-dik ]
/ ˈlu dɪk /

adjective

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

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Origin of ludic

1935–40; <Latin lūd- (stem of lūdere to play) + -ic, perhaps via French ludique, learned formation from same components
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British Dictionary definitions for ludic

ludic
/ (ˈluːdɪk) /

adjective

literary playful

Word Origin for ludic

C20: from French ludique, from Latin lūdus game
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