Definition of sporty in English:

sporty

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɔːti
 
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adjective (sportier, sportiest)

informal
  • 1Fond of or good at sport: tracksuits don’t necessarily mean you’re sporty
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    • 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
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    • 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
    stylish, smart, jaunty; casual, informal
    informal trendy, sharp, natty, snazzy, snappy
    North American informal sassy, spiffy
  • 1.2(Of a car) compact and with fast acceleration: the sporty 1.5 litre coupe
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    • 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

adverb
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  • 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

noun
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  • ‘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.

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