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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a merry frolicking manner.

Usage examples (34)
  • Adjective : a sportive puppy. ,a sportive show of affection
  • You have many a time sportively purloined it: it fitted your fore-finger.
  • The slope that I so laboriously clamber up the wind skips sportively down.
  • "No, I thank you," replied I, sportively, -- meaning, of course, that they should understand I was a good Aristocrat. for more
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