sportive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sport +‎ -ive.

Adjective[edit]

sportive (comparative more sportive, superlative most sportive)

  1. gay; frolicsome; merry
    Is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court? — Shakespeare.
  2. Playful, coltish.
  3. Interested in sport.
  4. Sporty, good at sport.

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Noun[edit]

sportive (plural sportives)

  1. (cycling) cyclosportive
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
      Such incidents, part of the cherished mythology of the Tour's early years, are rare in modern cycling, although a 62-year-old local councillor was arrested and subsequently released after tacks had been scattered during the 2009 Etape Caledonia, a sportive held on closed roads in Scotland, causing countless punctures among the 3,500 riders.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sportive

  1. feminine singular of sportif

Noun[edit]

sportive f (plural sportives)

  1. sportswoman

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sportive

  1. inflected form of sportiv

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sportive f pl

  1. feminine plural of sportivo

Noun[edit]

sportive f

  1. plural of sportiva

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