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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


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


Antonymsnonindulgent, strict

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