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Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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(adjective) Marked by conspicuous display.

Synonyms: flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy

Usage: The Thompsons thought it inappropriate that their newly widowed neighbor wore such a sporty outfit to her husband's funeral.
Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2017 5:12:06 AM

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Seems odd you would not mention Sporty as something appropriate or associated with sport.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:51:54 AM

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Patricia Humphrey
Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:12:51 AM

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As a retired UK Teacher of English, I would not use 'sporty' in this way. I would suggest that it is not a clear use of the word in UK English and agree with previous contributors; 'sporty' means actively interested and engaged in sport.
It was used in comedy radio, TV and film of the 1950s and 1960s to mean 'flirtatious' but this is now an extremely dated usage and not likely to be understood.
Irma Crespo
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Adj. 1. sporty - exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
sporting, sportsmanlike, clean
fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
2. sporty - (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy
colourful, colorful - striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"
3. sporty - appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
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