- Sportsmanship is defined as ethical, appropriate, polite and fair behavior while participating in a game or athletic event.
When a basketball player plays by the rules, is fair to his opponent and is gracious when he loses, this is an example of sportsmanship.
- skill in or fondness for sports
- qualities and behavior befitting a sportsman
The conduct and attitude of participants in sports, especially when considered commendable as in fair play, courtesy, and grace in losing.