Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sportive manner; sportively; in jest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In sport; sportively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a sporting manner, demonstrating good sportsmanship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb so as to be sporting; in a sporting manner

Etymologies

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sporting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • They smiled sportingly and hardly emitted a peep as he stripped them of their seats in the Federation Council and associated parliamentary immunity, sent presidential prefects to watch over them, cut their share of budget revenues from 54 percent in 1999 to 35 percent in 2005, and finally abolished popular elections for their posts.

    The Return

  • In the last couple of days, the females have sportingly put up with a lot of said shite from the males -- especially those who prefer to appear pictorially as females!

    Quick crossword No 12,713

  • They smiled sportingly and hardly emitted a peep as he stripped them of their seats in the Federation Council and associated parliamentary immunity, sent presidential prefects to watch over them, cut their share of budget revenues from 54 percent in 1999 to 35 percent in 2005, and finally abolished popular elections for their posts.

    The Return

  • They smiled sportingly and hardly emitted a peep as he stripped them of their seats in the Federation Council and associated parliamentary immunity, sent presidential prefects to watch over them, cut their share of budget revenues from 54 percent in 1999 to 35 percent in 2005, and finally abolished popular elections for their posts.

    The Return

  • All of us ganged up on him, but he stood his ground so sportingly that we ended the lunch by giving hime a round of applause.

    Teaching Bias, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • They smiled sportingly and hardly emitted a peep as he stripped them of their seats in the Federation Council and associated parliamentary immunity, sent presidential prefects to watch over them, cut their share of budget revenues from 54 percent in 1999 to 35 percent in 2005, and finally abolished popular elections for their posts.

    The Return

  • New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sportingly offered to wager a quarter on the proposition that the bomb was the work of a solitary lunatic, perhaps someone upset over passage of the health-care bill, and much merriment was had over how primitive the bomb had been and how doomed it was to fail.

    Shahzad and the Pre-9/11 Paradigm

  • I think obama supporters should take the defeat sportingly and just shut up. they think only they can think and rest of PA consists of fools .. enough of crying kids ..

    NY Times slams Clinton's 'negativity'

  • Jimmy sportingly volunteers to carry my pack, and mentions that I can probably hire a porter in the next village for the remainder of the hike.

    South Africa beyond the World Cup: hiking in the wild east

  • After Google sportingly deleted the image of an Australian man on the toilet I've had to find another Street View of the week.

    Google Maps Friday Fun

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