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Synonyms for sportiveness

the state of being full of high-spirited fun

Synonyms for sportiveness

lively high-spirited playfulness

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At the back, two sets of twin chrome tail pipes, part of the AMG sports exhaust system, along with the black diffuser insert, adds a touch of sportiveness.
It is delightful to drop in on a friend without the solemn prelude of invitation and acceptance--to join a social circle, where we may suffer our minds and hearts to relax and expand in the happy consciousness of perfect security from invidious remark and carping criticism; where we may give the reins to the sportiveness of innocent fancy, or the enthusiasm of warm-hearted feeling; where we may talk sense or nonsense, (I pity people who cannot talk nonsense) without fear of being looked into icicles by the coldness of unimaginative people, living pieces of clock-work, who dare not themselves utter a word, or lift up a little finger, without first weighing the important point, in the hair-balance of propriety and good breeding.
Drew Milne's various modes, including poems that holiday in lyric sportiveness, densely imbricated poems with a fierce syllable-by-syllable focus, and poems sniffing the air of the open field, suggest a similar struggle with the disposition to lyric and the penalty that might be incurred for succumbing to it.
The playful sportiveness in Cassidy toward the death he faces and embodies on the finish line echoes the sensibility Thoreau finds lacking in people as much as in domesticated animals, sadly noting that "any sportiveness in cattle is unexpected" ("Walking" 169).
It marries the sportiveness of an SUV with the fuel efficiency of a passenger vehicle and comes equipped with a 3.
The characteristics of youth are, meek dignity, chastened sportiveness, and gentle seriousness.
Neither lessening Christ's humanity with an other-worldliness meant to punctuate His divinity, nor sacrificing His majesty with a trite sportiveness and jocularity meant to make Him accessible, Christ, in him, is every inch a man without being any less the God.
Obviously, polyptoton can involve punning, showing the author's playful style, a linguistic sportiveness.
This sportiveness or love for the unorthodox element in the Essais, for the imperceptibly subversive turn of a phrase or thought, for the ironic or multicolored tone of a passage or an entire essay, in a word, this love for the text(ure) of incongruous elements in one's writing strategy is also the subject studied in the essays found in "D'une fantastique bigarrure": le texte composite a la Renaissance.
In "The Blackness of Blackness," Gates locates a similar sportiveness in the intertextual construction of signifyin(g): "This parody of forms, or pastiche, is in evidence when one writer repeats another's structure by one of several means, including a fairly exact repetition of a given narrative or rhetorical structure, filled incongruously with a ludicrous or incongruent one" (291).