Sportive vs Droll - What's the difference?
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Sportive is a related term of droll.
As adjectives the difference between sportive and droll
is that sportive
is gay; frolicsome; merry while droll
is oddly humorous; whimsical, amusing in a quaint way; waggish.
As nouns the difference between sportive and droll
is that sportive
is (cycling) cyclosportive while droll
is (archaic) a buffoon.
As a verb droll is
(archaic) to joke, to jest.
gay; frolicsome; merry
Interested in sport.
Sporty, good at sport.
- Is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court? — Shakespeare.
* 2012 , July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited,
Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
- Such incidents, part of the cherished mythology of the Tour's early years, are rare in modern cycling, although a 62-year-old local councillor was arrested and subsequently released after tacks had been scattered during the 2009 Etape Caledonia, a sportive held on closed roads in Scotland, causing countless punctures among the 3,500 riders.
oddly humorous; whimsical, amusing in a quaint way; waggish
* See also
(archaic) A buffoon
* , Episode 12, The Cyclops
- Our two inimitable drolls did a roaring trade with their broadsheets among lovers of the comedy element and nobody who has a corner in his heart for real Irish fun without vulgarity will grudge them their hardearned pennies.
(archaic) To joke, to jest.
* 1886 , Robert Louise Stevenson, Kidnapped
- "Eh, man," said I, drolling with him a little, "you're very ingenious! But would it not be simpler for you to write him a few words in black and white?