unsportsmanlike

adjective un·sports·man·like \ ˌən-ˈspȯrts-mən-ˌlīk \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of unsportsmanlike

: not characteristic of or exhibiting good sportsmanship : not sportsmanlike

Examples of unsportsmanlike in a Sentence

  1. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.

  2. was suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct

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First Known Use of unsportsmanlike

1754

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UNSPORTSMANLIKE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unsportsmanlike for English Language Learners

  • : not fair, respectful, and polite toward other players when participating in a sport : not sportsmanlike



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