sporting

[ spawr-ting, spohr- ]
/ ˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr- /

adjective

engaging in, disposed to, or interested in open-air or athletic sports: a rugged, sporting man.
concerned with or suitable for such sports: sporting equipment.
interested in or connected with sports or pursuits involving betting or gambling: the sporting life of Las Vegas.
involving or inducing the taking of risk, as in a sport.

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Origin of sporting

First recorded in 1590–1600; sport + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM sporting

sport·ing·ly, adverbnon·sport·ing, adjectivenon·sport·ing·ly, adverbun·sport·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsporting (1 of 2)

nonsporting
/ (nɒnˈspɔːtɪŋ) /

adjective

not of or related to sport
having no aptitude for sport

British Dictionary definitions for nonsporting (2 of 2)

sporting
/ (ˈspɔːtɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) of, relating to, or used or engaged in a sport or sportsseveral sporting interests
relating or conforming to sportsmanship; fair
of, relating to, or characterized by an interest in gambling
willing to take a risk

Derived forms of sporting

sportingly, adverb
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