sporting

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adjective sport·ing \ˈspȯr-tiŋ\

Definition of sporting

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, used, or suitable for sport; especially :  trained for trapping or retrieving game <sporting dogs>b :  marked by or calling for sportsmanshipc :  involving such risk as a sports contender may expect to take or encounter <a sporting chance>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to dissipation and especially gambling

  3. 3 :  tending to mutate freely

sportingly

adverb

Examples of sporting in a sentence

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

1799

First Known Use of sporting

1799


SPORTING Defined for English Language Learners

sporting

play
adjective sport·ing \ˈspȯr-tiŋ\

Definition of sporting for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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