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Meaning of sportive

spor•tive

Pronunciation: (spôr'tiv, spōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. playful or frolicsome; jesting, jocose, or merry: a sportive puppy.
  2. done in sport, rather than in earnest: a sportive show of affection.
  3. pertaining to or of the nature of a sport or sports.
  4. mutative.
  5. ardent; wanton.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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