sportsmanship

[ spawrts-muhn-ship, spohrts- ]
/ ˈspɔrts mənˌʃɪp, ˈspoʊrts- /

noun

the character, practice, or skill of a sportsman.
sportsmanlike conduct, as fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, etc.

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Origin of sportsmanship

First recorded in 1735–45; sportsman + -ship
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