good sport


: a person who is not rude or angry about losing
informal + old-fashioned : someone who is kind or generous
Be a good sport and let him play with you.

Examples of good sport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tom Brady is a good sport, even when he's being completely roasted by friends and comedians. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 6 May 2024 Booker seemed to be a good sport about the allegations as fans had a bit of fun in the thread. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Ferrell was a good sport about the onscreen bullying, and Gardocki appeared in another small role in Ferrell's film Land of the Lost a year later. Katie Rife,, 25 July 2023 Said guest is a good sport elsewhere in that episode, but that sequence feels like it was written in 1987. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 29 Jan. 2024 Mark Wahlberg is a good sport about his kids' constant jabs. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Five Minutes with Dad Five Minutes with Dad is a sweet podcast series that stars a dad and his two young kids and features genuine conversations between the three of them about everyday things like courage, kindness, how to show love, and being a good sport. Jeana Lee Tahnk, Parents, 4 Feb. 2024 Alba was a good sport about the confusion and said Gardner was very polite. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 4 May 2023 Cannon is typically a good sport about being the butt of many frequent-fathering jokes these days — and his famous friends are usually among the biggest culprits! Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023

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“Good sport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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