sportive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sport +‎ -ive.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔː(ɹ)tɪv/
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AdjectiveEdit

sportive (comparative more sportive, superlative most sportive)

  1. (archaic) lively; merry; spritely
  2. Playful, coltish.
  3. Interested in sport.
  4. Sporty, good at sport.

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NounEdit

sportive (plural sportives)

  1. (cycling) cyclosportive
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
      Such incidents, part of the cherished mythology of the Tour's early years, are rare in modern cycling, although a 62-year-old local councillor was arrested and subsequently released after tacks had been scattered during the 2009 Etape Caledonia, a sportive held on closed roads in Scotland, causing countless punctures among the 3,500 riders.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sportive

  1. feminine singular of sportif

NounEdit

sportive f (plural sportives)

  1. sportswoman

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sportive

  1. inflection of sportiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sportive f pl

  1. feminine plural of sportivo

NounEdit

sportive f

  1. plural of sportiva

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