Laughable vs Sportive - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Laughable is a related term of sportive.
As adjectives the difference between laughable and sportive
is that laughable
is worthless; worthy of contempt or derision while sportive
is gay; frolicsome; merry.
As a noun sportive is
Worthless; worthy of contempt or derision.
Fitted to excite laughter; humorous.
, date=June 3
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)
, passage=It would be difficult, for example, to imagine a bigger, more obvious subject for comedy than the laughable
self-delusion of washed-up celebrities, especially if the washed-up celebrity in question is Adam West, a camp icon who can go toe to toe with William Shatner as the king of winking self-parody.}}
* droll, ludicrous, mirthful, comical, risible
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.