Simple Definition of sportsmanship
: fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition
Full Definition of sportsmanship
: conduct (as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport
Examples of sportsmanship in a sentence
He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship.
First Known Use of sportsmanship
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SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of sportsmanship for Students
: fair play, respect for opponents, and gracious behavior in winning or losing
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