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games·man·ship

 (gāmz′mən-shĭp′)
n.
1. The use of aggressive or dubious tactics, such as psychological intimidation or disruption of concentration, to gain an advantage over one's opponent while still observing the rules in a sport or game.
2. The use of expedients or morally questionable acts to gain an advantage, as in politics.

gamesmanship

(ˈɡeɪmzmənˌʃɪp)
n
informal the art of winning games or defeating opponents by clever or cunning practices without actually cheating
ˈgamesman n

games•man•ship

(ˈgeɪmz mənˌʃɪp)

n.
skill in manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one's opponents or competitors.
[1945–50]

gamesmanship

Facetious. the use of methods that, while not dishonest or contrary to the rules, are dubious and give the user unfair advantage in a game or sport.
See also: Games
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamesmanship - the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win a game
inequity, unfairness - injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
Translations

gamesmanship

[ˈgeɪmzmənʃɪp] Nastucia f en el juego
piece of gamesmanshiptruco m para ganar

gamesmanship

[ˈgeɪmzmənʃɪp] n
Gamesmanship is acceptable, but cheating isn't → On peut finasser, mais on n'a pas le droit de tricher.games master nprofesseur mf d'éducation physiquegames mistress nprofesseur mf d'éducation physiquegames theory nthéorie f des jeux

gamesmanship

nAblenkungsmanöver pl; political/diplomatic gamesmanshippolitische/diplomatische Schläue

gamesmanship

[ˈgeɪmzmənˌʃɪp] n to be a master of gamesmanshipessere una vecchia volpe
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