sportively
adverb see sportive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sportively — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sportively — See sportive. * * * …   Universalium

  • sportively — adverb In a sportive way See Also: sportiveness …   Wiktionary

  • sportively — adv. in a sportive manner; playfully, gaily, merrily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sportively — spor·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • sportively — adverb in a merry sportive manner • Derived from adjective: ↑coltish …   Useful english dictionary

  • sportive — sportively, adv. sportiveness; Archaic. sportability, n. /spawr tiv, spohr /, adj. 1. playful or frolicsome; jesting, jocose, or merry: a sportive puppy. 2. done in sport, rather than in earnest: a sportive show of affection. 3. pertaining to or… …   Universalium

  • April — A pril, n. [L. Aprilis. OE. also Averil, F. Avril, fr. L. Aprilis.] 1. The fourth month of the year. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • April fool — April A pril, n. [L. Aprilis. OE. also Averil, F. Avril, fr. L. Aprilis.] 1. The fourth month of the year. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: With reference to April being the month in which vegetation begins to put forth, the variableness of its weather,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arch — ([ a]rch), a. [See {Arch }, pref.] 1. Chief; eminent; greatest; principal. [1913 Webster] The most arch act of piteous massacre. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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