Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or befitting a statesman; statesmanlike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Becoming a statesman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Befitting a statesman.

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

  • adjective marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman

Etymologies

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statesman +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The party commended Jonathan for what it described as his statesmanly disposition, adding that it is united and focused.

    Thisday Online

  • The party commended Jonathan for what it described as his statesmanly disposition, adding that it is united and focused.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • The party commended Jonathan for what it described as his statesmanly disposition, adding that it is united and focused.

    Thisday Online

  • Typically every-mannish and good guy-esque, Hanks was Hanks and most said “Thanks” — for his statesmanly handling of his part.

    Every Voice Lifted And Singing

  • Typically every-mannish and good guy-esque, Hanks was Hanks and most said “Thanks” — for his statesmanly handling of his part.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The Conservatives, who don't allow public comments on their page, sent out no news during this period, but did find time to upload two new pictures of David Cameron looking statesmanly -- perhaps this is the only news they want to transmit, and Labour updated regularly but not with the news anyone wants to hear: what is going on behind closed doors in Whitehall?

    Amanda Julius: UK's Electoral Abeyance Spurs Social Media Storm

  • Usually some cranky old fart from the establishment Establishment pens an op-ed blasting the host for violating an unspoken standard of statesmanly decorum and some young fart from the grassroots Establishment blogs incredulously about the club-like atmosphere and the host's willingness to make an erection joke even as an oil refinery near Santa Rosa, New Mexico continues to pollute the local water supply.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Reid Puts Off DADT Vote

  • Usually some cranky old fart from the establishment Establishment pens an op-ed blasting the host for violating an unspoken standard of statesmanly decorum and some young fart from the grassroots Establishment blogs incredulously about the club-like atmosphere and the host's willingness to make an erection joke even as an oil refinery near Santa Rosa, New Mexico continues to pollute the local water supply.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Reid Puts Off DADT Vote

  • The Conservatives, who don't allow public comments on their page, sent out no news during this period, but did find time to upload two new pictures of David Cameron looking statesmanly -- perhaps this is the only news they want to transmit, and Labour updated regularly but not with the news anyone wants to hear: what is going on behind closed doors in Whitehall?

    Amanda Julius: UK's Electoral Abeyance Spurs Social Media Storm

  • The Conservatives, who don't allow public comments on their page, sent out no news during this period, but did find time to upload two new pictures of David Cameron looking statesmanly -- perhaps this is the only news they want to transmit, and Labour updated regularly but not with the news anyone wants to hear: what is going on behind closed doors in Whitehall?

    Amanda Julius: UK's Electoral Abeyance Spurs Social Media Storm

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