Definition of sportsmanship
: conduct (such as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport
Examples of sportsmanship in a Sentence
He's a great player who's also admired for his sportsmanship.
Recent Examples of sportsmanship from the Web
After losing to Martin Klizan of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 6-3, 4-6, 0-6, 6-4 in the first round at Roland Garros, wild-card entry Laurent Lokoli of France skipped the usual sign of sportsmanship.
Mattitngly contended that is was poor sportsmanship.
Youth league coaches, team representatives, teachers, schools, friends or family members can nominate youth baseball or softball players, who display sportsmanship and good grades or academic improvements.
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First Known Use of sportsmanship
SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sportsmanship for English Language Learners
: fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition
SPORTSMANSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of sportsmanship for Students
: fair play, respect for opponents, and gracious behavior in winning or losing
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