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sportsmanship

play
noun sports·man·ship \-ˌship\

Simple Definition of sportsmanship

  • : fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sportsmanship

  1. :  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

  1. He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship.



1745

First Known Use of sportsmanship

1745

Other General Sports Terms

Rhymes with sportsmanship

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SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for Kids

sportsmanship

play
noun sports·man·ship \ˈspȯrts-mən-ˌship\

Definition of sportsmanship for Students

  1. :  fair play, respect for opponents, and gracious behavior in winning or losing





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