Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gamesmanship”

gamesmanship

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡeɪmz.mən.ʃɪp/ informal us  
the activity of trying to win a game by doing things that are not really breaking the rules but are intended to destroy the confidence of the other playerCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
(Definition of gamesmanship from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gamesmanship?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “gamesmanship”

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More