Sportiveness
Sportive Sport"ive (-[i^]v), a. Tending to, engaged in, or provocative of, sport; gay; frolicsome; playful; merry. [1913 Webster]

Is it I That drive thee from the sportive court? --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Sport"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Sport"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • sportiveness — noun see sportive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sportiveness — See sportively. * * * …   Universalium

  • sportiveness — noun the state of being sportive …   Wiktionary

  • sportiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state of being full of high spirited fun: friskiness, frolicsomeness, playfulness, waggishness. See WORK …   English dictionary for students

  • sportiveness — spor·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • sportiveness — noun lively high spirited playfulness • Syn: ↑friskiness, ↑frolicsomeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sportive, ↑frolicsome (for: ↑frolicsomeness), ↑frisky ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • friskiness — noun lively high spirited playfulness • Syn: ↑frolicsomeness, ↑sportiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sportive (for: ↑sportiveness), ↑frolicsome (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • frolicsomeness — noun lively high spirited playfulness • Syn: ↑friskiness, ↑sportiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sportive (for: ↑sportiveness), ↑frolicsome, ↑frisky ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Animal spirits — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ardent spirits — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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