Look down. Are you wearing sneakers? Ready to kick a ball, shoot some hoops, or go watch a game? If so, you’re sporty! Sporty things are related to athletics.

You are sporty if you love sports, dress like you love sports, or behave like a good sport by saying “good game” even when you lose. Sporty can also describe something fast and flashy, like a sporty red convertible. The oldest recorded meaning of sporty is "sportsmanlike," from the late nineteenth century.

Definitions of sporty
  1. adjective
    appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport
    characterized by energetic activity
  2. adjective
    exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    synonyms: clean, sporting, sportsmanlike
    fair, just
    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
  3. adjective
    (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    synonyms: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy
    colorful, colourful
    striking in variety and interest
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    (used especially of clothing) suggestive of modesty or reserve
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