sporting

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Verb[edit]

sporting

  1. Present participle of sport.

Adjective[edit]

sporting (comparative more sporting, superlative most sporting)

  1. (not comparable) Pertaining to sports
    He got a job in a sporting goods store.
  2. (comparable) Exhibiting sportsmanship.
    Quite sporting of you to call that foul on yourself.
  3. (comparable) Having a reasonable chance of success.
    You think he has a sporting chance? I wouldn't call even him a long shot!
  4. (comparable) Fair, generous; ‘game’.
    It was very sporting of her to let us off like that.

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Noun[edit]

sporting (plural sportings)

  1. The act of taking part in a sport.
    • Philip Schaff
      [] the unprofitable plays, frivolous recreations, sportings, and gamings which are invented to pass away the precious time, and divert the mind from the witness of God []