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
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.
Instead, the NFL called foul and fined him $12,151 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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First Known Use of unsportsmanlike
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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