poor/bad sport

noun

: a person who is rude or angry about losing

Examples of poor/bad sport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is at play here is very dangerous, of course—rather than being a bad sport, our former host in chief is the number one threat to the fabric of American democracy—but this is compounded by his appalling manners, his refusal to take defeat on the chin and Uber away from the White House. Raven Smith, Vogue, 12 Nov. 2020 Related Stories Spencer proceeded to manhandle Arthur with ease, but the poor sport pulled a pistol, leaving Spencer with no choice but to throw him overboard to his death. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2023 This good and generous motor-mouthing poor sport has given you your marching orders. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2022

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“Poor/bad sport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poor%2Fbad%20sport. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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