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English definition of “sporting”


adjective uk   /ˈspɔː.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈspɔːrt.ɪŋ/
relating to sports: The Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting) old-fashioned showing fairness and respect towards an opposing team or playerJustice and fairness
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