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sporting

Definitions of sporting
  1. adjective
    relating to or used in sports
    sporting events”
    sporting equipment”
  2. adjective
    exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    “a sporting solution of the disagreement”
    synonyms: clean, sportsmanlike, sporty
    fair, just
    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
  3. adjective
    preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
    sporting gents and their ladies”
    synonyms: betting, card-playing, dissipated
    indulgent
    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
  4. adjective
    involving risk or willingness to take a risk
    “a sporting chance”
    sporting blood”
    Synonyms:
    adventuresome, adventurous
    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
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