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noun as in integrity

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If the roller-coaster Tokyo 2020 Olympics did anything, they stoked our enthusiasm for the return of global sports with their rivalries, upsets, superhuman athletic feats, and moments of sportsmanship that can make a rugby player cry.

Depending on where you sat, it was either the ultimate display of Olympic sportsmanship, or further proof that competition-averse millennials are ruining everything.

A paternal figure to his players, he cares more about teamwork and good sportsmanship than winning.

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The article said “a lot of teams would slap a fine on a player who was sucker enough to bite on it,” making it unclear if the problem was about sportsmanship or strategy.

Chara — who missed only one game this season and played the 1,600th game of his career in April — was nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Kessenich, to be fair, has also lavished the Iroquois with praise for their skills and sportsmanship in subsequent games.

Impeccable sportsmanship of children at school matches is legendary.

But JFK backed down when Cronkite called it “the lousiest bit of sportsmanship I ever saw in my life.”

Sportsmanship, sheer sportsmanship, carried him through all!

I'm sure the Cassylians don't want to advertise their bad sportsmanship so there won't be anything as crude as a roadblock.

The barbarian culture shows sportsmanship, status, and anthropomorphism.

There is also a livelier sense of honor—an expression of sportsmanship and a derivative of predatory life.

With such a spirit as is displayed in this letter the sportsmanship of the Pacific coast is bound to thrive.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sportsmanship, such as: fairness, honesty, sincerity, virtue, forthrightness, and gamesmanship.

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