HyperDic: sporting

English > 4 senses of the word sporting:
ADJECTIVEallsporting, clean, sporty, sportsmanlikeexhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
pertsportingrelating to or used in sports
allsportinginvolving risk or willingness to take a risk
allsporting, dissipated, betting, card-playingpreoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
sporting > pronunciation
Soundsspao'rtihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sporting: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play.
Example "a sporting solution of the disagreement"
Synonymsclean, sporty, sportsmanlike
Broaderfair, justFree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception
Spanishlimpio
Adverbssportinglyso as to be sporting
English > sporting: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to or used in sports.
Examples
  • "sporting events"
  • "sporting equipment"
Spanishdeportivo, limpio
Nounssportan active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
English > sporting: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningInvolving risk or willingness to take a risk.
Examples
  • "a sporting chance"
  • "sporting blood"
Broaderadventurous, adventuresomewilling to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
Spanisharriesgado
Catalanarriscat
English > sporting: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningpreoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance.
Example "sporting gents and their ladies"
Synonymsdissipated, betting, card-playing
BroaderindulgentCharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

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