Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not according to military rules or customs; not of a military character.

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  • adjective Not military

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  • adjective not associated with soldiers or the military

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Examples

  • A person who has passed forty or fifty years of life in pursuits wholly unmilitary is suddenly metamorphosed into a full colonel or brigadier, occasionally into

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • It might be called unmilitary by some of the sterner characters in our service, but we believe by occasionally drawing comparisons to something real amusing -- a good joke -- you show your men that the "old Man" is really made of human stuff.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • By comparison, many Americans were often sloppily dressed, slouching in deportment, awkward in movement, in short unmilitary.

    VQR

  • Lord Calvert of Maryland derided his “unmilitary skill.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Morale Operations, a new branch started in January 1943 and staffed with a number of decidedly unmilitary journalists and artists, concocted a mixed bag of propaganda ploys.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • As muddy points out, the woman's dress might have been dark blue and for all I know the active man's shirt might have been red or yellow or some other very unmilitary color.

    For todays active man

  • No, but he left them to hang and I am sure that while these people acted in an unmilitary like fashion the CIA and Cheney's puppets created the atmosphere for their actions.

    Cheney: Investigating CIA interrogations a political move

  • Lord Calvert of Maryland derided his “unmilitary skill.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Lord Calvert of Maryland derided his “unmilitary skill.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Morale Operations, a new branch started in January 1943 and staffed with a number of decidedly unmilitary journalists and artists, concocted a mixed bag of propaganda ploys.

    Wild Bill Donovan

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