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synonyms for sportiveness

  • antics
  • friskiness
  • frolicsomeness
  • gaiety
  • impishness
  • jauntiness
  • lightheartedness
  • liveliness
  • merrymaking
  • mirth
  • spiritedness
  • vivacity
  • waggishness
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antonyms for sportiveness

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  • sadness
  • unhappiness
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How to use sportiveness in a sentence

No charm of graceful sportiveness, of artful compliment, or of kindly seeming, was wanting to the attraction of her manners.
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
With all her gaiety and sportiveness, she had a heart filled with all the tenderest sensibilities of a woman.
WILSON'S TALES OF THE BORDERS AND OF SCOTLAND VOLUME 17ALEXANDER LEIGHTON
It began in sportiveness, but before long became deeply serious and interesting.
THE KNICKERBOCKER, OR NEW-YORK MONTHLY MAGAZINE, JUNE 1844VARIOUS
Wild as a deer, she dared him to run a race with her, and danced along the paths by his side full of mirth and sportiveness.
THE POOR GENTLEMANHENDRIK CONSCIENCE
With this virile appearance, Cornelia united the sportiveness, and the sweet and coy charms of a maid.
THE POCKET BIBLE OR CHRISTIAN THE PRINTEREUGNE SUE
But there are few of us who would care to see the monumental calm of our fireside sphinx degenerate into senile sportiveness.
AMERICANS AND OTHERSAGNES REPPLIER
What glorious visions might one conjure up out of the sportiveness of an untrammelled will!
DAVENPORT DUNN, VOLUME 1 (OF 2)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
"I echo my husband's sentiments as a good wife should," she answered with something of the sportiveness of other days.
ELSIE'S CHILDRENMARTHA FINLEY
They get plenty of dry litter, fresh air, moderate warmth, and are kept nearly in the dark to check sportiveness.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. 401, MARCH 1849VARIOUS
He who never relaxes into sportiveness is a wearisome companion, but beware of him who jests at everything!
COLLOQUIES ON SOCIETYROBERT SOUTHEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPORTIVENESS

  • bounces
  • energies
  • exuberance
  • frolicsomenesses
  • lives
  • nervous spirits
  • sportivenesses
  • spritelinesses
  • vitalities
  • vivacity
  • zings
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