Definition of sportsmanship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈspɔːtsmənʃɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɔːrtsmənʃɪp//
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fair, generous and polite behaviour, especially when playing a sport or game He has a reputation for fair play and good sportsmanship.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sportsmanship