nonsporting

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

Definition of nonsporting

: 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 | Abeahm@al.com, al.com, 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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First Known Use of nonsporting

1894, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Nonsporting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsporting. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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