Sportsmanship meaning

spôrtsmən-shĭp
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.

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The good attitude/behaviour displayed by players of a game; fairness, determination, winning or losing gracefully.
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Qualities and behavior befitting a sportsman.
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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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The behaviour exhibited in playing sports, either good or bad.
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Skill in or fondness for sports.
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Origin of sportsmanship