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sportsmanship

noun sports·man·ship \-ˌship\

: 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
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Examples of SPORTSMANSHIP

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

First Known Use of SPORTSMANSHIP

1745

Other General Sports Terms

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SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for Kids

sportsmanship

noun sports·man·ship \ˈsprts-mən-ˌship\

Definition of SPORTSMANSHIP for Kids

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

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