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English adjective: sporting

1. sporting exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play


SamplesA clean fight.
A sporting solution of the disagreement.
Sportsmanlike conduct.


Synonymsclean, sportsmanlike, sporty


Similarfair, just


Antonymsunfair, unjust

2. sporting relating to or used in sports


SamplesSporting events.
Sporting equipment.

3. sporting involving risk or willingness to take a risk


SamplesA sporting chance.
Sporting blood.


Similaradventuresome, adventurous


Antonymsunadventurous

4. sporting preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance


SamplesLed a dissipated life.
A betting man.
A card-playing son of a bitch.
A gambling fool.
Sporting gents and their ladies.


Synonymsbetting, card-playing, dissipated


Similarindulgent


Antonymsnonindulgent, strict









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