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Definition of sportingly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sportingly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈspɔːtɪŋli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɔːrtɪŋli//
 
(especially British English, approving)
 
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in a way that treats other people fairly and generously, especially in a game or sport He sportingly agreed to play the point again.