Pronunciation: (spôr'tiv, spōr'-), [key]
1. playful or frolicsome; jesting, jocose, or merry: a sportive puppy.
2. done in sport, rather than in earnest: a sportive show of affection.
3. pertaining to or of the nature of a sport or sports.
5. Archaic.ardent; wanton.
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