Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the characteristics of sportsmen; fond of fieldsports; also, characteristic of or befitting a sportsman; hence, legitimate from the point of view of a sportsman.
- adj. exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
- sportsman + -like (Wiktionary)
“What I'm not interested in is seeing corporate sponsorship, advertising and profit in the wilds involving the wasted slaughter of game across the globe, all while falsely disguished as "sportsmanlike" hunting of game for some legitimate purpose.”
“The success rate is very high, but many hunters do not consider this a sportsmanlike approach to hunting.”
“I'd grown up in a house that had pretty strong views about decent, sportsmanlike behaviour.”
“It wasn't "we don't want to see or hear from you" ... it was "we want you to ask more pertinent and mature questions and act and respond in a sportsmanlike manner.”
“There ought also to have been regard for the opposition among those in a sportsmanlike mood.”
“I think that the most sportsmanlike thing he did was releasing a state record.”
“Even if it's tough for me, I must accept [this ruling] in a sportsmanlike manner," he said.”
“Why do Mr. Kozak and others not understand from the heart that dropping a nuclear bomb on a civilian population is not sportsmanlike, to say the least.”
“This, however, has zero relevance with hunting, sportsmanlike behavior in the wilds, or being a corporate gadfly, just as my own time on active duty is of zero relevance to these things, too.”
“Von Richthofen and his fellow officers, Lieutenants Voss (TIL SCHWEIGER), Sternberg (MAXIM MEHMET) and Lehmann (HANNO KOFFLER) see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges that, at least at first, obscure their view of the horrors of the battlefields below.”
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