Sportful
Sportful Sport"ful (-f[usd]l), a. 1. Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion. [1913 Webster]

Down he alights among the sportful herd. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Done in jest, or for mere play; sportive. [1913 Webster]

They are no sportful productions of the soil. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] -- {Sport"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Sport"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sportful — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. productive of sport or amusement ; entertaining, diverting b. playful, frolicsome 2. done in sport • sportfully adverb • sportfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sportful — See sport. * * * …   Universalium

  • sportful — adjective playful, related to sport …   Wiktionary

  • sportful — sport·ful …   English syllables

  • sportful — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sportfully — Sportful Sport ful ( f[usd]l), a. 1. Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion. [1913 Webster] Down he alights among the sportful herd. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Done… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sportfulness — Sportful Sport ful ( f[usd]l), a. 1. Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion. [1913 Webster] Down he alights among the sportful herd. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Done… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sport — sportful, adj. sportfully, adv. sportfulness, n. sportless, adj. /spawrt, spohrt/, n. 1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing,… …   Universalium

  • sportfully — adverb see sportful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sportfulness — noun see sportful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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