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unsportsmanlike

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not displaying the qualities or behavior befitting a good sport.

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  • adj. violating the accepted standards of sportsmanship

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. violating accepted standards or rules

Etymologies

un- +‎ sportsmanlike (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period OTT 1: 44 Brendan Bell tripping minor TB 2: 37 Evgeny Artyukhin unsportsmanlike-conduct minor OTT 2: 37 Shean Donovan unsportsmanlike-conduct minor TB 4: 02 Noah Welch hooking minor TB 8: 36 Evgeny Artyukhin

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  • (served by Johnny Pohl) unsportsmanlike-conduct minor TOR 4: 29 Mats Sundin unsportsmanlike-conduct minor FLA 6: 55 Bryan Allen tripping minor TOR 9: 42 Hal Gill roughing minor FLA 9: 42 Steve Montador roughing minor FLA 12: 08 Chris Gratton hooking minor FLA 13: 17 Branislav Mezei holding minor

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - Florida vs. Toronto

  • Busch was also placed on probation through Dec. 31 - the same day as his wedding - for what NASCAR called unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Kyle Busch Fined $25,000 For Giving The Finger At Texas Motor Speedway (VIDEO)

  • Busch was also placed on probation through Dec. 31 -- the same day as his wedding -- for what NASCAR called unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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  • NASCAR called unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Let's go with unsportsmanlike, which is why I found my 38-year-old body leaping smack into the stage behind the basket at old Sierra Mountain School, with hopes of saving my ill-advised wayward buzzer beater that had beaten the buzzer all too early and was now bouncing out of bounds.

    The Union - All Categories

  • The crew discussed the play, called unsportsmanlike conduct following a dead ball, and marked it off to the 10-yard line, Bobcats 'ball.

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  • I think it is a shame that there were other "unsportsmanlike" men out there - but they will always be there, and luckily as shown by this blog, they are the minority.

    "Should Women Compete Against the Men?"

  • But to be "unsportsmanlike" is the unpardonable sin.

    The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture

  • McGinnis called "unsportsmanlike"; then gently and kindly as it felt the hand of the master, the head of the bolt began to turn, until at length the workman was satisfied.

    Heart's Desire

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  • In the laws of football (soccer), the wording is now 'unsporting behaviour'. Once upon a time it was 'ungentlemanly conduct'.

    January 2, 2013