Definitions of sportive

  1. Sportively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Tending to, engaged in, or provocate of, sport; gay; froliscome; playful; merry. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Frolicsome, merry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Inclined to sport: playful: merry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Gay; merry; playful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Inclined to mirth; playful; gay; merry; frolicsome. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sportive

  1. The fact remains that you're in a different position now and can't afford a free rein to your sportive fancies. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  2. To be sure, he says, I feel honored that the young man should make my house his headquarters whenever his fancy leads him to indulge his sportive instincts. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford