non·​sport·​ing ˌnän-ˈspȯr-tiŋ How to pronounce nonsporting (audio)
: lacking the qualities characteristic of a hunting dog

Examples of nonsporting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Events beyond sports Other nonsporting events will be happening during the World Games. Anna Beahm |,, 21 July 2019 Three of the last seven managers the F.A. appointed left the job for nonsporting reasons: Glenn Hoddle, who made deeply unpleasant comments about the disabled; Fabio Capello, who left amid a controversy over John Terry; and now Allardyce. Rory Smith, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsporting was in 1894

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“Nonsporting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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