gamesmanship


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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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Yes, there have been gamesmanship in this particular case and it is quite evident there is a friction between attorneys," Perry said.
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With the game almost saved, England indulged in gamesmanship by sending on the 12th man and the physio to eat up some time.
So here goes: Maradona (above) is a cocaine-snorting cheat who undermined his status as the greatest footballer of his time with an act of blatant gamesmanship that helped his team become world champions.
WHETHER it's pulling shirts on a football pitch, nipping your opponent in a rugby scrum or sledging in the middle of the cricket field, gamesmanship is part and parcel of sport.
Meanwhile, without naming any names this time Paul Azinger has once again made gamesmanship a talking point ahead of this week's contest.