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Definition 1: relating to or used in sports - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where sporting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sporting events
  • sporting equipment

Definition 2: involving risk or willingness to take a risk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sporting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sporting chance
  • sporting blood

(sporting is similar to ...) willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

"adventurous pioneers" "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

Definition 3: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sporting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a clean fight
  • a sporting solution of the disagreement
  • sportsmanlike conduct

Synonyms for sporting in the sense of this definition

(sporting is similar to ...) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

"a fair referee" "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"

Definition 4: preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sporting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • led a dissipated life
  • a betting man
  • a card-playing son of a bitch
  • a gambling fool
  • sporting gents and their ladies

Synonyms for sporting in the sense of this definition

(sporting is similar to ...) characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

"indulgent grandparents"

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