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sporting

adjective sport·ing \ˈspr-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

Full Definition of SPORTING

1
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>
2
:  of or relating to dissipation and especially gambling
3
:  tending to mutate freely
sport·ing·ly adverb

Examples of SPORTING

  1. It wasn't very sporting of you to trip him.

First Known Use of SPORTING

1799

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