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 ?
Although having poor sport, we enjoyed a pleasant ride.
It looks like precious poor sport for you and me, Bunny
Let me tell you, Miss Prude, it is in such nonsense, however, that the happiness or misery of us poor sports of fortune, called women, in a great measure blooms or fades--now that I call poetical
On the first Peter, the Skipper, tried the wrecks and decided that, after very poor sport, to head inshore onto the rough ground.
Of this number, 80% live in developing countries and the majority of them are poor sport plays a key role in the life and social interactions of the disabled.
The clip became a sensation, angering fans who believe that the cleat snatching incident revealed Ereth to be a selfish poor sport unconcerned with the feelings of the young boy or the intentions of Donald Driver, who was tossing the shoe to the boy for him to keep as a momento of the game.
Was the head football coach a poor sport who can deliver ass whippings but can't take one?
THE opening of the new Toft Farm Fishery on the Rugby side of Coventry near Dunchurch was a mixed bag, with some good weights from the Carp Lake and poor sport on the Silver Fish Lake.
But everybody tells me I'm a poor sport when I say that.
Not being a poor sport, not whining and crying, but trying to go down the way I came up, with respect and character.
automakers continued to suffer declines due to poor sport utility vehicle sales, a research firm said Thursday.
I'm going to try my best and not be such a poor sport next time I lose.