nonsporting

adjective
non·​sport·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈspȯr-tiŋ How to pronounce nonsporting (audio) \

Definition of nonsporting

: lacking the qualities characteristic of a hunting dog

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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, "Sign Up for the Sports Newsletter," 27 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of nonsporting

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonsporting was in 1894

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