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Sporty   /spˈɔrti/   Listen

Exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play.  Synonyms: clean, sporting, sportsmanlike.  "A sporting solution of the disagreement" , "Sportsmanlike conduct"
(used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display.  Synonyms: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy.
Appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport.

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"Sporty" Quotes from Famous Books

... handed it back to him, and sold him three tickets and shut him up. I couldn't see how Susie thought so quick what to say. The minute the girls went out Bayliss started knocking them; said all the country girls were getting too fresh and knew more than they ought to about managing sporty men and right there I reached out and handed him one. I hit harder than I meant to. I meant to slap him, not to give him a black eye. But you can't always regulate things, and I was hot all over. I waited for him to come back at me. I'm bigger than he is, and I wanted to give him satisfaction. ...
— One of Ours • Willa Cather

... showed themselves from time to time in the royal paddock across a little space from our Grand Stand. The enclosure has no doubt a more technical name, which I would call it by if I knew it, for I do not wish to be irreverent; but paddock is very sporty, and it must serve my occasion. The King never showed himself there at all, though much craned round for and eagerly expected. But ladies and gentlemen moved about in the close, and stood and talked together; very tall people, very easily straight ...
— Seven English Cities • W. D. Howells

... Percy is all right," she said lightly. "He's good company. Of course he may be something of a sport, but that is to be expected. The trouble with you and me, Mother, is that we are too old-fashioned; we are not sporty enough." ...
— Cap'n Dan's Daughter • Joseph C. Lincoln

... That sporty way of answering, as if he was closing a bet, made me surer than ever that he was not cut out for a butcher. But I told him, and off he started hot-foot to find the foreman. I sent word by another route to see that he got ...
— Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son • George Horace Lorimer

... try?" he urged. "Be sporty about it. Hang it, it looks like chopped chicken, and it is chopped. I chopped it myself. Have another try. You'll believe it in time if you persevere. It's the first step that counts, you know. I used to be able to say that in ...
— The Best British Short Stories of 1922 • Edward J. O'Brien and John Cournos, editors

... to where he pointed. There, in the water and mud, rested the racing car belonging to Pete Barnaby. And standing in the mud up to his knees was the sporty man himself, looking the picture of ...
— Dave Porter and His Rivals - or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall • Edward Stratemeyer

... to you straight! There's too many sporty crowds loafing around those joints for a fellow like you to stand up under. I found you in one, and as yellow-fingered and as loafing as they come, a new ...
— Americans All - Stories of American Life of To-Day • Various

... was spoiled. He pushed the veal cutlet from him. He was greatly agitated. "Retire—you? I can see you doing nothing, blamed if I can't. Gettin' sporty, Joe, in your old age, aren't you? You'll be wearing one of these dress-suits next and a flasher in yer chest. Huh!" he snorted, "you'd make a good one ...
— The Nine-Tenths • James Oppenheim

... lay outside of his Orbit and beyond his Ken, the same as Tatting or Biology. His conception of a keen and sporty game was Pin Pool or Jacks Only with the Deuce ...
— Ade's Fables • George Ade

Words linked to "Sporty" :   just, sporting, colourful, colorful, clean, active, fair

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