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Synonyms for game

  • bold
  • disposed
  • dogged
  • eager
  • gallant
  • hardy
  • heroic
  • inclined
  • interested
  • persevering
  • prepared
  • ready
  • spirited
  • courageous
  • dauntless
  • desirous
  • fearless
  • intrepid
  • nervy
  • persistent
  • plucky
  • resolute
  • spunky
  • unafraid
  • unflinching
  • up for
  • valiant
  • valorous
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Antonyms for game

  • afraid
  • apathetic
  • cowardly
  • disinterested
  • fearful
  • meek
  • timid
  • unconcerned
  • unprepared
  • unready
  • unwilling
  • weak
  • able
  • capable
  • cautious
  • disinclined
  • working
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAME

You know about this end of the game, and I'll have to be led entirely by you.

It takes a man with some of the brains your pa had to make the game pay now.

The fun and the excitement of the game are more than the game.

I don't pretend to understand your game, but you may rely on my secrecy.

You'll get into the game all right, and I'll see that you have a good time.

One time he landed in Pocatello when there wa'n't but one game in town.

And that's why I'm outlastin' a lot of the boys and still gettin' my fun out of the game.

It's a good game if that's the kind of a game you're huntin' fur.

In cloudy weather you can improvise a game on the dining-room table.

Just take a few letters and see the way this game is played.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gamen "game, joy, fun, amusement," common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian game "joy, glee," Old Norse gaman, Old Saxon, Old High German gaman "sport, merriment," Danish gamen, Swedish gamman "merriment"), regarded as identical with Gothic gaman "participation, communion," from Proto-Germanic *ga- collective prefix + *mann "person," giving a sense of "people together."

Meaning "contest played according to rules" is first attested c.1300. Sense of "wild animals caught for sport" is late 13c.; hence fair game (1825), also gamey. Game plan is 1941, from U.S. football; game show first attested 1961.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GAME

acquiescent

adjectivewilling
  • agreeable
  • biddable
  • consenting
  • game
  • obedient
  • ready
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