Animated vs Sportive - What's the difference?

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Animated is a synonym of sportive.

As adjectives the difference between animated and sportive

is that animated is endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous while sportive is gay; frolicsome; merry.

As a verb animated

is (animate).

As a noun sportive is

(cycling) cyclosportive.




(en adjective)
  • Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.
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    (en adjective)
  • gay; frolicsome; merry
  • Is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court? — Shakespeare.
  • Playful, coltish.
  • Interested in sport.
  • Sporty, good at sport.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (cycling) cyclosportive
  • * 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.


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