Jocular vs Sportive - What's the difference?
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Jocular is a related term of sportive.
As adjectives the difference between jocular and sportive
is that jocular
is (formal) humorous]], amusing or [[joke|joking while sportive
is gay; frolicsome; merry.
As a noun sportive is
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(formal) Humorous]], amusing or [[joke, joking.
- He was in a jocular mood all day.
* 1865 , , chapter IV:
- All we had was a short and jocular conversation.
* 1896 , , chapter 15:
- From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular .
* 1910 , :
- Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
- Then papa began to get very tired of Jones, and fidgeted and finally said, with jocular irony, that Jones had better stay all night, they could give him a shake-down.
* (humorous) dismissive, jokey, unemotional, silly; see also
* (humorous) heartfelt, serious, sincere
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.