unsporting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unsporting violating accepted standards or rules "a dirty fighter","used foul means to gain power","a nasty unsporting serve","fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"
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Usage

In literature:

There was nothing unsporting about Mr. Appleby.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
It may be unsporting, but I don't care.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
It was unsporting, however, to go in confident of defeat, so she meant to do her best.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Dead certs are so rottenly unsporting.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
The chikor is the most unsporting bird in the world.
"The Ruby Sword" by Bertram Mitford
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In news:

Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino has been suspended for two games by the Italian league for "serious unsporting conduct" after he scored the opening goal of Sunday's 3-1 Serie A win at Palermo with his forearm.
It can feel distinctly unsporting to root for the top dog.
A recent survey revealed that 83 percent of Californians oppose the practice of hounding — the inhumane and unsporting practices of using dogs to hunt down bear and bobcats.
Letters in The Wall Street Journal hunting , shooting at animals, unsporting.
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