Definitions

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  • adj. Not soldierlike.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ soldierlike

Examples

  • A regular ensign had drilled the Virginians, but Orme said of them, “their languid, spiritless and unsoldierlike appearance, considered with the lowness and ignorance of most of their officers, gave little hope of their future good behaviour.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • The castle, which was but of small size, was surrounded by very man tyents, which were pitched in a crowded, disordered, and unsoldierlike manner, very unlike the discipline unusually observed in the camp of Charles the Bold.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • The foreign agents, headed by a disreputable M — M —, now dead, protested, and, after receiving this unsoldierlike refusal, the Portuguese, harassed by the enemy, continued their return march to Ambriz.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • According to a soldier who witnessed the altercation, however, Hamilton evidently thought it “unsoldierlike” to shout, “A shell,” while Knox contended that the order showed how much Washington “cared for the life of the men.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The two sepoy battalions could easily have turned the night's disaster into a victory, but they had received no orders, though one of the battalions, fearing disaster, had fired a panicked volley that had killed their own commanding officer while, a half-mile to their front, the 33rd had floundered about in unsoldierlike chaos.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • The Virginia troops had been well drilled by Ensign Allen of the regulars, but, in the judgment of Orme, “their languid, spiritless and unsoldierlike appearance, considered with the lowness and ignorance of most of their officers, gave little hope of their future good behavior.”

    Washington

  • Marjorie made a most unsoldierlike rush for him and, throwing her arms about his neck, kissed his cheek.

    Marjorie Dean, High School Freshman

  • I see that it would be a condescension on my part which their violent and unsoldierlike conduct does not entitle them to from me.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • But these unsoldierlike recriminations among the Russian officers as well as their luxurious lives and their complete insouciance in the presence of their country's misfortunes, seems to have set back the hand on the dial of Japanese rapprochement.

    Quotation, &c.

  • Apart from the fact that it does no good, it's most unsoldierlike.

    At Plattsburg

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