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See definition of sportively on Dictionary.com
  • as incheerfully
  • as inhappily

synonyms for sportively

  • blithely
  • brightly
  • gaily
  • genially
  • gladly
  • gleefully
  • happily
  • joyfully
  • merrily
  • optimistically
  • playfully
  • pleasantly
  • readily
  • willingly
  • airily
  • buoyantly
  • elatedly
  • hopefully
  • jovially
  • lightheartedly
  • mirthfully
  • vivaciously

antonyms for sportively

MOST RELEVANT
  • sadly
  • unhappily
  • gloomily
  • grudgingly
  • unwillingly
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How to use sportively in a sentence

All these quick and lively sallies were said sportively, quite in jest, and with a smile, which showed that he meant only wit.
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
The little fires were sportively burning outside of each teepee, where the morning meal had been prepared.
RED HUNTERS AND THE ANIMAL PEOPLECHARLES A. EASTMAN
Sportive myths are treated sportively, as in the story of Ares and Aphrodite in the Odyssey.
THE HOMERIC HYMNSANDREW LANG
A little wind blew sportively around Miss Stiles' large hat.
THE CATHEDRALSIR HUGH WALPOLE
He was making love to her in a sense, sometimes sportively, sometimes plaintively, and he was difficult to resist.
A BED OF ROSESW. L. GEORGE
In one of my letters, half sportively, yet in a serious tone, I asked him ‘what he thought of the German Philosophy?’
THE KNICKERBOCKER, OR NEW-YORK MONTHLY MAGAZINE, JUNE 1844VARIOUS
She spoke sportively, benignantly, without knowing the deep truth of her words.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
"Then you got time, ain't you, to buy a girl a glass o'—" She stopped and winked sportively.
WIDE COURSESJAMES BRENDAN CONNOLLY
It drops down to us; we sheer aside and slow a pace, and it lingers and dallies sportively abeam.
MERCHANTMEN-AT-ARMSDAVID W. BONE
Thy Muse has sportively indited what the charming fair may sing; and thy early youth has been passed amidst its own numbers.
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPORTIVELY

  • airily
  • blithely
  • brightly
  • buoyantly
  • elatedly
  • gaily
  • genially
  • gladly
  • gleefully
  • happily
  • hopefully
  • jovially
  • joyfully
  • lightheartedly
  • merrily
  • mirthfully
  • optimistically
  • playfully
  • pleasantly
  • readily
  • sportively
  • vivaciously
  • willingly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.