Synonyms and Antonyms of sportive
given to good-natured joking or teasing <a sportive pastor who began every sermon with a joke> Synonyms antic, coltish, elfish, fay, frisky, frolicsome, larky, rollicking, sportful, playfulRelated Words coy, kittenish; gay, happy, lighthearted, whimsical; energetic, frolic, jocund, lively, merry, spirited, sprightly, spunky, vivacious; devilish, impish, knavish, mischievous, pixie (also pixy), rascally, roguish; amusing, diverting, enjoyable, entertaining, fun, pleasurable; dabbling, frivolous, goofy, silly, trifling; delightful, pleasant, pleasing; jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, prankish, teasingNear Antonyms dutiful, responsible; grave, grim, serious, solemn, somber (or sombre), stern, stolid; no-nonsense, priggish, starchy, stuffy; decorous, formal, proper, sedate, staid; guarded, inhibited, restrainedAntonyms earnest, serious-minded, sober, sobersided
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