What are the antonyms for SPORTIVE?

Synonyms for SPORTIVE

Usage Examples for SPORTIVE

  1. Like sportive deer, they cours'd about, And shouted as they ran, Turning to mirth all things of earth, As only boyhood can. - "Healthful Sports for Boys" by Alfred Rochefort
  2. In sentimental conversation, subjects interesting to the heart, and to the imagination, are brought forward; they are discussed in a kind of sportive way, with animation and refinement, and are never continued longer than politeness allows. - "A Sicilian Romance" by Ann Radcliffe