unsportsmanlike

sportsman

[spawrts-muhn, spohrts-]
noun, plural sportsmen.
1.
a man who engages in sports, especially in some open-air sport, as hunting, fishing, racing, etc.
2.
a person who exhibits qualities especially esteemed in those who engage in sports, as fairness, courtesy, good temper, etc.

Origin:
1700–10; sports + -man

sportsmanlike, sportsmanly, adjective
sportsmanliness, noun
unsportsmanlike, adjective
unsportsmanly, adjective, adverb


See -man.
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sportsman (ˈspɔːtsmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a man who takes part in sports, esp of the outdoor type
2.  a person who exhibits qualities highly regarded in sport, such as fairness, generosity, observance of the rules, and good humour when losing
 
'sportsman-like
 
adj
 
'sportsmanly
 
adj
 
'sportsmanship
 
n

unsportsmanlike (ʌnˈspɔːtsmənˌlaɪk)
 
adj
lacking in sportsmanship

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unsportsmanlike
1754, from un- (1) "not" + sportsmanlike (see sport (n.)). Unsporting is attested from 1859.
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