sportiveness
noun see sportive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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