Synonyms of sport


1. sport, athletics, diversion, recreation

usage: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

2. sport, occupation, business, job, line of work, line

usage: the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

3. sport, summercater, vacationer, vacationist

usage: (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

4. sport, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good sport"; "a poor sport"

5. sport, sportsman, sportswoman, athlete, jock

usage: someone who engages in sports

6. mutant, mutation, variation, sport, organism, being

usage: (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

7. fun, play, sport, wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness

usage: verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"


1. sport, feature, boast, have, feature

usage: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"

2. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about, play

usage: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

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