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Jesting vs. Sports

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Jesting

A playful or frivolous mood or manner
Spoken in jest.
May 21, 2022

Sports

An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
May 21, 2022

Sports

Often sports (used with a sing. verb) Such activities considered as a group
Sports is a good way for children to get exercise.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

A playful or amusing act; a prank.
May 21, 2022
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Sports

A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement
"the sport of trying to eat [a bratwurst] with anything fewer than four paper napkins" (Jane Kramer).
May 21, 2022

Jesting

An object of ridicule; a laughingstock
"There are people ... so cruel as to make a jest of me" (Charles Dickens).
May 21, 2022

Sports

Fun; amusement
Balanced on the curb just for the sport of it.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

To make witty or amusing remarks.
May 21, 2022

Sports

Mockery; jest
He made sport of his own looks.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

To act in a playful or facetious manner.
May 21, 2022

Sports

An object of mockery, jest, or play
Treated our interests as sport.
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Jesting

Joking
May 21, 2022

Sports

A joking mood or attitude
She made the remark in sport.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

Bantering; ridicule
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Sports

One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation
A poor sport.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

Mocking
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Sports

(Informal) A fair-minded person, especially one who accepts teasing or difficult situations well
Be a sport and show me where you caught those fish.
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Jesting

Facetious
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Sports

(Informal) A pleasant companion
Was a real sport during the trip.
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Jesting

Humorous
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Sports

A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

Playful; mocking
May 21, 2022

Sports

A gambler at sporting events.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

Jeering
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Sports

(Biology) An organism or a part of an organism that shows a marked change from the parent type, typically as a result of mutation.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

Present participle of jest
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Sports

(Obsolete) Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
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Jesting

Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
He will find that these are no jesting matters.
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Sports

To play or frolic
Children sporting in the waves.
May 21, 2022

Jesting

The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.
May 21, 2022

Sports

To joke or trifle
"Lear ... in a storm, half mad, sported with by the gods" (Cynthia Ozick).
May 21, 2022

Jesting

Characterized by jokes and good humor
May 21, 2022

Sports

To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously
Sports diamond earrings.
Sports a tattoo.
May 21, 2022

Sports

To have as a prominent feature
A car sporting a new paint job.
May 21, 2022

Sports

Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports
Sport fishing.
Sports equipment.
May 21, 2022

Sports

Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear
A sport shirt.
May 21, 2022

Sports

Plural of sport
May 21, 2022

Sports

Standard spelling of sport, the class of physical activies
May 21, 2022

Sports

To participate in sports; typically used by a person with little interest in the subject to derisively elide details of the activity in question.
May 21, 2022

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