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sporting

[spawr-ting, spohr-] /ˈspɔr tɪŋ, ˈspoʊr-/
adjective
1.
engaging in, disposed to, or interested in open-air or athletic sports:
a rugged, sporting man.
2.
concerned with or suitable for such sports:
sporting equipment.
4.
interested in or connected with sports or pursuits involving betting or gambling:
the sporting life of Las Vegas.
5.
involving or inducing the taking of risk, as in a sport.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; sport + -ing2
Related forms
sportingly, adverb
nonsporting, adjective
nonsportingly, adverb
unsporting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unsporting

unsporting

/ʌnˈspɔːtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not relating or conforming to sportsmanship; unfair

sporting

/ˈspɔːtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) of, relating to, or used or engaged in a sport or sports: several sporting interests
2.
relating or conforming to sportsmanship; fair
3.
of, relating to, or characterized by an interest in gambling
4.
willing to take a risk
Derived Forms
sportingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unsporting

sporting

adj.

"characterized by conduct constant with that of a sportsman," 1799 (e.g. sporting chance, 1897), from present participle of sport (v.).

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