sport·ing adjective \ˈspȯr-tiŋ\
: of, relating to, or used in sports
: fairly good
: done or behaving in a way that treats the other people in a sport or competition fairly
a : of, relating to, used, or suitable for sport; especially : trained for trapping or retrieving game <sporting dogs>
b : marked by or calling for sportsmanship
c : involving such risk as a sports contender may expect to take or encounter <a sporting chance>
: of or relating to dissipation and especially gambling
: tending to mutate freely
— sport·ing·ly adverb
Examples of SPORTING
- It wasn't very sporting of you to trip him.
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