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Webster 1913 Edition


Sportive

Sport′ive

(-ĭv)
,
Adj.
Tending to, engaged in, or provocative of, sport; gay; frolicsome; playful; merry.
Is it I
That drive thee from the
sportive
court?
Shakespeare
Sport′ive-ly
,
adv.
Sport′ive-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sportive

SPORTIVE

,
Adj.
1.
Gay; merry; wanton; frolicksome.
Is it I that drive thee from the sportive court?
2.
Inclined to mirth; playful; as a sportive humor.

Definition 2023


sportive

sportive

English

Adjective

sportive (comparative more sportive, superlative most sportive)

  1. gay; frolicsome; merry
    Is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court? Shakespeare.
  2. Playful, coltish.
  3. Interested in sport.
  4. Sporty, good at sport.

Translations

Noun

sportive (plural sportives)

  1. (cycling) cyclosportive
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
      Such incidents, part of the cherished mythology of the Tour's early years, are rare in modern cycling, although a 62-year-old local councillor was arrested and subsequently released after tacks had been scattered during the 2009 Etape Caledonia, a sportive held on closed roads in Scotland, causing countless punctures among the 3,500 riders.

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French

Adjective

sportive

  1. feminine singular of sportif

Noun

sportive f (plural sportives)

  1. sportswoman

Italian

Adjective

sportive f pl

  1. feminine plural of sportivo

Noun

sportive f

  1. plural of sportiva

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