- flashy; showy.
- smart in dress, behavior, etc.
- like or befitting a sportsman.
- dissipated; fast: a sporty crowd.
- designed for or suitable for sport.
Origin of sporty
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Examples from the Web for sportiness
Aleck's nature was that of a grind tempered with sportiness.The Stolen Singer
Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
- (of a person) fond of sport or outdoor activities
- (of clothes) having the appearance of sportswear
- (of a car) having the performance or appearance of a sports car
- British informal a young person who typically wears sportswear, is competitive about sport , and takes an interest in his or her fitness
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Word Origin and History for sportiness
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