Definition of unsportsmanlike
: not characteristic of or exhibiting good sportsmanship : not sportsmanlike
Examples of unsportsmanlike in a Sentence
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
was suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct
Recent Examples of unsportsmanlike from the Web
Not all unsportsmanlike conduct penalties are part of the formula for disqualification.
Cristian Higuita and Kyle Beckerman received yellow cards in the 87th and 88th minutes for unsportsmanlike behavior and dissent, respectively.
Novak Djokovic wasn't happy with chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the French Open on Friday after he was docked a serve and given an unsportsmanlike conduct warning.
That's when Ramos interrupted, announcing a code violation warning for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Djokovic was unhappy for being docked a first serve for taking too long while serving at 4-0 in the fourth set and given a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct later in the same game.
Instead, the NFL called foul and fined him $12,151 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
If celebrations are deemed a violation by on-field officials, players could still be penalized under existing unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting violations, as well as fined.
Taurasi, of the Phoenix Mercury, was handed an unsportsmanlike technical foul but played the rest of the game.
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UNSPORTSMANLIKE Defined for English Language Learners
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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