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sport

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sport

  1. 1 activity engaged in to amuse oneself I don't care terribly whether I actually catch any fish, as I'm just doing this for sport Synonyms of sport dalliance, frolic, frolicking, fun, fun and games, recreation, relaxation, rollicking, playWords Related to sport gamboling (or gambolling), romping; amusement, diversion, entertainment; hobby, hobbyhorse, pastime; delight, enjoyment, pleasance, pleasure; friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness, wantonness; devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hanky-panky, hob, impishness, jinks, knavery, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguishness, waggery; binge, fling, kick, lark, revel, rollick, spree; hilarity, merriment, merrymaking, revelry, whoopee; buffoonery, high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, tomfooleryNear Antonyms of sport drudgery, labor, work; duty, obligation, responsibility

  2. 2 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously teasing that began in sport ended with some hateful words being exchanged Synonyms of sport game, jest, play, funWords Related to sport facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, sillinessNear Antonyms of sport earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnityAntonyms of sport earnest

  3. 3 the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something several of the kids routinely made sport of their classmate's speech impediment Synonyms of sport derision, mockery, ridiculeWords Related to sport contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, deprecation, disparagement; catcall, insult, put-down; laughter, snickering; burlesque, caricature, mimicry, pasquinade, satireNear Antonyms of sport applause, approval, commendation, praise

  4. 4 a person or thing that is made fun of in a society where unmarried women had no status, a spinster was often the long-suffering sport of the village Synonyms of sport butt, derision, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, laughingstock, targetWords Related to sport chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms of sport darling, favorite, pet

Synonym Discussion of sport

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sport

  1. 1 to engage in activity for amusement from sailing to snorkeling, each day we sported at a different activity offered by the beach resort Synonyms of sport dally, disport, frolic, recreate, rollick, skylark, play, toyWords Related to sport cavort, frisk, gambol, romp; dabble, trifle; amuse, divert, entertain; delight, please; dabble, fiddle (around), mess around, putter (around); bum (around), dawdle, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], idle, loaf, lounge (around or about), relax, rest, screw around, slack (off); jest, joke, teaseNear Antonyms of sport drudge, labor, plod, plug (away), slave, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, work

  2. 2 to play and run about happily the millionaire's grandchildren sporting on the estate's spacious grounds Synonyms of sport caper, cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, frolicWords Related to sport bound, hop, leap, lope, skip, spring, trip, tumble; curvet, dance, prance; carouse, revel, roister; carry on, fool around, horse around; clown, cut up; joyride, roughhouse, skylark; kiteNear Antonyms of sport mope, pout, stew, sulk

  3. 3 to present so as to invite notice or attention sported his flashy new car by driving it all over town Synonyms of sport display, disport, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, lay out, parade, produce, show off, show, strut, unveilWords Related to sport brandish, flourish, wave; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; divulge, talk (about), tell (of); bare, discover, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmaskNear Antonyms of sport camouflage, disguise, mask; conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occlude, occult, shroud, veil



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