Pleasing vs Sportive - What's the difference?

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Pleasing is a related term of sportive.


As adjectives the difference between pleasing and sportive

is that pleasing is agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification while sportive is gay; frolicsome; merry.

As nouns the difference between pleasing and sportive

is that pleasing is pleasure or satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing" while sportive is (cycling) cyclosportive.

As a verb pleasing

is .

pleasing

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Agreeable; giving pleasure, cheer, enjoyment or gratification.
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    Noun

  • pleasure or satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
  • * (Isaac Barrow)
  • What more palpable confutation can there be of human vanity and arrogance, of all lofty imaginations, all presumptuous confidences, all turgid humours, all fond self-pleasings and self-admirings, than is that tragical cross

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    sportive

    English

    Adjective

    (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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