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It was impossible for anything to be more sportive, yet more inoffensive, than this dog.

In others, again, it flashes and sparkles, more sportive than tender.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from sport + -ive. Related: Sportively; sportiveness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.