sportiveness

[ spawr-tiv, spohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sportiveness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPORTIVENESS

Roguery and sportiveness are, we may see, the characteristics of this spirit.

His manner was kind, simple, and dignified, with plenty of sportiveness flashing out from time to time.

With all her gaiety and sportiveness, she had a heart filled with all the tenderest sensibilities of a woman.

The following letter shows the sportiveness of his imagination on the minutest subjects.

She took peculiar delight in my sportiveness and certain sweetness in my external deportment.

One other curious piece of sportiveness in his dealings with the church deserves to be noticed.

Do not discourage or check the young cat in its sportiveness, although it may be a little too rough in its vivacious evolutions.

He who never relaxes into sportiveness is a wearisome companion, but beware of him who jests at everything!

It began in sportiveness, but before long became deeply serious and interesting.

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.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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