Definition of gamesome in English:

Share this entry

gamesome

Pronunciation: /ˈɡāmsəm/

adjective

Playful and merry.
Example sentences
  • It's a gamesome synonymicon for the philologist and verbomaniac.
  • No whale species is more active than the humpback, causing Herman Melville in Moby Dick to call them ‘the most lighthearted and gamesome of all the whales.’
  • But he was a gamesome professor, a huntsman, a man of the field; also he was wedded to his lusts, which he did also venture to keep, rather than the birthright.

Derivatives

gamesomely

adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘You may come to rue being so cavalier,’ he gamesomely warned him.

gamesomeness

noun
Example sentences
  • But he has not become a fool, nor has he lost all his malice - even though it now takes the form of malicious gamesomeness.
  • In the midst of all that glee and gamesomeness it was strange to see one standing joyless.
  • Needless to say, the uncertainty that surrounded the potential magnitude of the payoffs added a rather interesting sense of gamesomeness to the plan.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.