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sport

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2 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously

  • teasing that began in sport ended with some hateful words being exchanged
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3 the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing oneʼs scorn for someone or something

  • taught their children that it was not polite to make sport of others
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4 a person or thing that is made fun of

  • had become the long-suffering sport of the village
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fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose.
    • played cards just for fun
jest implies lack of earnestness and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing.
    • hurt by remarks said only in jest
sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone.
    • teasing begun in sport led to anger
game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun.
    • made game of their poor relations
play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief.
    • pretended to strangle his brother in play

sport

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1 to engage in activity for amusement

  • from sailing to snorkeling, each day we sported at a different activity offered by the beach resort
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2 to play and run about happily

  • the millionaire's grandchildren sporting on the estateʼs spacious grounds
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cut capers, kick up oneʼs heels

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3 to present so as to invite notice or attention

  • sported his flashy new car by driving it all over town
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