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sporty

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɔːti
 
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Definition of sporty in English:

adjective (sportier, sportiest)

informal
1Fond of or good at sport: tracksuits don’t necessarily mean you’re sporty
More example sentences
  • Geeky Brett lusts after wholesome blonde Samantha, who's dating sporty jock Cody.
  • The Women is the story of nice girl Mary Haines (played by Norma Shearer), sporty and straightforward, who loses her husband to shop-girl vamp Crystal Allen, a red-lipped, black-eyed Joan Crawford.
  • All women are affected by judgement - the ‘non conformist’, ‘the sporty chick’, ‘the brainy girl’, it's everyone.
Synonyms
athletic, fit, active, energetic, outdoor;
hearty
North American informal outdoorsy
1.1(Of clothing) casual yet attractively stylish: a sporty outfit
More example sentences
  • The atmosphere was relaxed and deceptively informal, with low-key lighting and dancers wearing socklets and casually sporty costumes of muted blue.
  • This sporty red knit hat comes emblazoned with the Life Aquatic insignia, while the tight, skimpy blue bathing suit leaves little to the imagination.
Synonyms
casual, informal
North American informal sassy, spiffy
1.2(Of a car) compact and with fast acceleration: the sporty 1.5 litre coupe
More example sentences
  • Daniel isn't championing a slacker ethos so much as he's narrowing his focus on the marginalized and underpaid, the people who don't wear designer suits or drive sporty new showroom cars.
  • This is a 2002 Thunderbird: sporty and powerful, so beautiful in design and execution that queuing for it seems rational.
  • He sped me out to the site in his sporty ground-hugging convertible, but, once there, we could scarcely find a familiar face.
Synonyms

Derivatives

sportily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Best wishes are extended to young Glynn Egan when he sportily defends his Munster boxing championship title at Fermoy.
  • In order to be able to exercise you are obligated to be dressed sportily, wearing your athletic shoes.
  • They are three: two of them soberly dressed, sixtyish, one rather sportily dressed, in his middle 30s.

sportiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘It has the winning combination of sportiness, driver ability and reliability - all in one car,’ said Keane.
  • The car was designed for what Ford marketers call ‘relaxed sportiness.’
  • This adds some class to any work outfit with a touch of sportiness.

Words that rhyme with sporty

forty, haughty, naughty, pianoforte, rorty, shorty, sortie, UB40, warty

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