Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sportsmanlike”

See all translations

sportsmanlike

adjective uk   /ˈspɔːts.mən.laɪk/ us    /ˈspɔːrts-/
behaving in a way that is fair and shows respect towards the other players when playing sport
Translations of “sportsmanlike”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有運動員風範的, 有體育精神的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有运动员风范的, 有体育精神的…
(Definition of sportsmanlike from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sportsmanlike?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More