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- adj. sportive; wanton
- adj. ridiculous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sportive; ridiculous; wanton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ridiculous; sportive; wanton.
I am not unaware that it is to bring a coal from Newcastle to pronounce any critical opinion upon the ludibrious qualities of so antiquated a comedy as this, but, while I am wishful to make every allowance for its having been composed in a period of prehistoric barbarity, I would still hazard the criticism that it does not excite the simpering guffaw with the frequency of such modern standard works as _exempli gratiâ_, _Miss