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synonyms for sportive

  • boon
  • festive
  • frisky
  • frolicsome
  • game
  • gamesome
  • jocular
  • merry
  • prankish
  • sprightly
  • wanton
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antonyms for sportive

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  • solemn
  • staid
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How to use sportive in a sentence

It was plain that these feet had kicked off sportive children oftener than they had plodded with freight through miry lanes.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Celebrate the bull among the cows, for it is the sportive host of the Maruts; he grew as he tasted the rain.
SACRED BOOKS OF THE EASTVARIOUS
They the sportive, the roaring, with bright spears, the shakers of the clouds have themselves glorified their greatness.
SACRED BOOKS OF THE EASTVARIOUS
The theory was charming in itself, and only a woman like Edith, whose fancy had always been sportive, would have dreamed it.
THE ART OF DISAPPEARINGJOHN TALBOT SMITH
He is restless as the ocean, impelled by every contrary wind, and tossed about by every sportive billow.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
He becomes restless as the ocean, impelled by every contrary wind, and tost about by every sportive billow.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Her natural volatility and satirical humour are now transformed to chastened vivacity and the sportive sallies of innocent wit.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
Up, up they rise on sportive wing, till the straining eye can no longer distinguish them, and they are gone!
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE
Their sportive fancy that they were guests in the hotel and nothing ailed the world just then held true.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
Truth, I have a pretty sportive conceit new crept into my brain, will move excellent mirth.
THE MERMAID SERIES. EDITED BY H. ELLIS. THE BEST PLAYS OF THE OLD DRAMATISTS. THOMAS DEKKER. EDITED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY ERNEST RHYS.THOMAS DEKKER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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