sportsmanship


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sports·man·ship

 (spôrts′mən-shĭp′)
n.
The conduct and attitude of participants in sports, especially when considered commendable as in fair play, courtesy, and grace in losing.

sports•man•ship

(ˈspɔrts mənˌʃɪp, ˈspoʊrts-)

n.
1. the practice or skill of a sportsman.
2. conduct befitting a sportsman.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sportsmanship - fairness in following the rules of the gamesportsmanship - fairness in following the rules of the game
fairness, equity - conformity with rules or standards; "the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"
Translations
športno vedenje

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːtsmənʃɪp] Nespíritu m deportivo

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːrtsmənʃɪp] nesprit m sportif, sportivité fsports page n [newspaper] → page f des sportssports shop nmagasin m de sportsports stadium nstade m

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːtsmənˌʃɪp] nspirito sportivo
References in classic literature ?
Their highest instinct of sportsmanship is to catch a man with his back turned and to smite him a cunning blow with a tomahawk that severs the spinal column at the base of the brain.
He had so greatly recommended himself to that gentleman, by leaping over five-barred gates, and by other acts of sportsmanship, that the squire had declared Tom would certainly make a great man if he had but sufficient encouragement.
is a great self teaching book about the true value of sportsmanship for kids, girls and boys.
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com)-- The Small Sports, a breakthrough brand for children, promotes the positive lessons that sports have to offer- such as teamwork, respect and good sportsmanship.
Oh dear, they call that sportsmanship, more like "playing to the crowd".
Junior Bridget Larsen was named to the women's lacrosse GNAC All-Sportsmanship team and Anna Maria received the GNAC team sportsmanship award.
This has been a fantastic tournament full of great goals and sportsmanship.
Not only did the NSB boys win all of their matches in the competition, but they did so without conceding a single try, in a show of skill and sportsmanship hailed as "brilliant" by the event's organisers.
FORMER world snooker champion Shaun Murphy fears the Stuart Broad incident may sound the death knell for sportsmanship.
Now the sports-loving youngster is to forever be remembered at Beacon Hill Community Primary School through a special sportsmanship award chosen by his 10-year-old brother George.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Brown, said: "His ambition and drive is combined with a great community spirit, which has proved inspirational for all football fans, and beyond the pitch as an excellent example of sportsmanship.