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.
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sports•man•ship

(ˈspɔrts mənˌʃɪp, ˈspoʊrts-)

n.
1. the practice or skill of a sportsman.
2. conduct befitting a sportsman.
[1735–45]
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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"
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Translations
športno vedenje

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːtsmənʃɪp] Nespíritu m deportivo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːrtsmənʃɪp] nesprit m sportif, sportivité fsports page n [newspaper] → page f des sportssports shop nmagasin m de sportsports stadium nstade m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sportsmanship

[ˈspɔːtsmənˌʃɪp] nspirito sportivo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
EXPRESSING SOME DOUBTS: Rory McIlroy fears the PGA format may clash with the ethos of sport
The whole ethos of sport is built on long periods of disappointment alleviated briefly by short periods of ecstasy, interminable stretches of tedium relieved by a moment of brilliance.
The author evokes many great images and moments in sports over the last 60 years and meshes them into one tale of an American ethos of sport. The educator of American history will find these stories excellent for capturing the soul of the nation in the late 20th century while providing rhetorical questions on the nature and meaning of sport.
RUGBY: Phil Anderton, Chief Executive, Scottish Rugby said: 'We are particularly encouraged that the emphasis is on providing quality facilities for elite athletes while at the same time remaining true to the ethos of sport for all in making these facilities available for the wider community.'