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All these quick and lively sallies were said sportively, quite in jest, and with a smile, which showed that he meant only wit.

The little fires were sportively burning outside of each teepee, where the morning meal had been prepared.

Sportive myths are treated sportively, as in the story of Ares and Aphrodite in the Odyssey.

A little wind blew sportively around Miss Stiles' large hat.

He was making love to her in a sense, sometimes sportively, sometimes plaintively, and he was difficult to resist.


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On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sportively, such as: blithely, brightly, gaily, genially, gladly, and gleefully.

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