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Synonyms for sport
spɔrt, spoʊrtsport

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Wiktionary4.0 / 2 votes

  1. sportadjective

    Synonyms:
    sports

  2. sportadjective

    to amuse oneself, to play

    Jen has a new pair of sport shoes, and a new sports bra.

    Synonyms:
    sports

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. sport

    Entertainment and recreation imply thought and mental occupation, tho in an agreeable, refreshing way; they are therefore words of a high order. Entertainment, apart from its special senses of a public performance or a social party, and predominantly even there, is used of somewhat mirthful mental delight; recreation may, and usually does, combine the mental with the physical. Amusement and pastime are nearly equivalent, the latter probably the lighter word; many slight things may be pastimes which we should hardly dignify by the name of amusements. Sports are almost wholly on the physical plane, tho involving a certain grade of mental action; fox-hunting, horse-racing, and baseball are sports. Certain sports may afford entertainment or recreation to certain persons, according to their individual tastes; but entertainment and recreation are capable of a meaning so high as never to be approached by any meaning of sport. Cheer may be very quiet, as the cheer of a bright fire to an aged traveler; merriment is with liveliness and laughter; fun and frolic are apt to be boisterous. Amusement is a form of enjoyment, but enjoyment may be too keen to be called amusement. Compare synonyms for ENTERTAIN.

    Synonyms:
    amusement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, entertainment, frolic, fun, merriment, pastime, pleasure, recreation

    Antonyms:
    ennui, fatigue, labor, lassitude, toil, weariness, work

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. sport

    Synonyms:
    play, frolic, wantonness, joke, diversion, merriment, gaiety, fun, amusement, recreation, game, pastime

    Antonyms:
    work, seriousness, business, earnestness

Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. sport, athleticsnoun

    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

    Synonyms:
    summercater, athletic contest, athletics, mutant, play, mutation, variation, sportsman, fun, athletic competition, sportswoman

  2. sportnoun

    the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

    Synonyms:
    summercater, athletics, mutant, play, mutation, variation, sportsman, fun, sportswoman

  3. sport, summercaternoun

    (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine

    Synonyms:
    summercater, athletics, mutant, play, mutation, variation, sportsman, fun, sportswoman

  4. sportnoun

    a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances

    "a good sport"; "a poor sport"

    Synonyms:
    summercater, athletics, mutant, play, mutation, variation, sportsman, fun, sportswoman

  5. sport, sportsman, sportswomannoun

    someone who engages in sports

    Synonyms:
    summercater, athletics, mutant, play, mutation, variation, sportsman, fun, sportswoman

  6. mutant, mutation, variation, sportnoun

    (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

    Synonyms:
    sportsman, fun, fluctuation, sportswoman, mutant, play, genetic mutation, summercater, magnetic variation, athletics, variation, variant, mutation, version, magnetic declination, chromosomal mutation, variance, edition, pas seul

  7. fun, play, sportverb

    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

    "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"

    Synonyms:
    manoeuvre, looseness, sportsman, fun, variation, summercater, period of play, shimmer, play, sportswoman, bid, mutant, maneuver, caper, romp, athletics, gaming, merriment, frolic, mutation, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, swordplay, gambol, dramatic play, playfulness, turn, drama

  8. sport, feature, boastverb

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    "she was sporting a new hat"

    Synonyms:
    have, feature, swash, gas, run around, lark, disport, cavort, frisk, vaunt, lark about, romp, gasconade, skylark, frolic, tout, bluster, blow, gambol, brag, boast, rollick, shoot a line

  9. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark aboutverb

    play boisterously

    "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

    Synonyms:
    boast, lark, frolic, romp, run around, amuse, lark about, divert, rollick, disport, cavort, frisk, gambol, feature, skylark

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sportnoun

    Synonyms:
    play, diversion, amusement, pastime, game, fun, frolic, gambol, prank, jest, recreation, hilarity, entertainment, merriment, mirth, jollity, joviality, pleasantry, merry-making

  2. sportnoun

    Synonyms:
    mockery, derision, mock, ridicule, contemptuous mirth

  3. sportverb

    Synonyms:
    play, frolic, disport, wanton, skip, frisk, romp, caper, make fun, make merry

  4. sportverb

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] exhibit, display, make a show of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sportnoun

    Synonyms:
    amusement, game, recreation, fun, play, diversion, pastime, jollity, pleasantry, hilarity, gayety, merriment, derision, mockery, ridicule, jeer, plaything, toy, monstrosity, (Slang) sportsman

  2. sportverb

    Synonyms:
    frolic, play, caper, disport, exhibit wear, display

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#707entertainment
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#731fun
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#36065pastime
#37190amuse
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#53434manoeuvre
#54297frolic
#57008swash
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#73653multisport
#78272frisk
#79529gaiety
#79818playfulness
#83826swordplay
#88167bluster
#109264gasconade
#120029looseness
#172788gambol
#180433wantonness
#207872cavort
#220438sportswoman
#281038vaunt

How to use sport in a sentence?

  1. Chris Kermode:

    He's in his prime, unquestionably at the pinnacle of the game, and fully deserving of this latest accolade, a true credit to our sport.

  2. Liliahn Majeed:

    I absolutely believe the NBA, the world and North American sport is ready for a female GM and head coach, being open to a diverse pool of candidates with varying perspectives, experience and background is better for the league and our game.

  3. Lewis Hamilton:

    I still feel that as a sport going to places with human rights issues, such as this one, I feel that the sport is duty bound to raise awareness and try to leave a positive impact, and I feel like it needs to do more.

  4. Little League International:

    We value our relationship with Major League Baseball and its efforts to expand opportunities for youth baseball and softball, and the best thing that Little League International can do for Major League Baseball and the entire baseball community is to teach children how to play the sport by the rules and with a high level of sportsmanship.

  5. Chloe Kim:

    The girls are killing it, and they're progressing at such a quick rate. I find it inspirational that everyone's out progressing the sport. At the last Olympics, you didn't see that many 1080s, and now everyone is doing a 1080. That's quite the improvement, and it's such an honor to be part of this sport and help progress women's halfpipe snowboarding.


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