Definitions

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  • adj. Not soldierly.

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

  • adj. not conforming to military standards

Etymologies

un- +‎ soldierly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not that pathetic unsoldierly fate for Deryn Sharp.

    Behemoth

  • From a cerebral, indomitable, and ultimately overconfident persona, MacArthur tipped into an unsoldierly emergency-man mode.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • My arguably unsoldierly position on this issue sprang from no more than the normal personal reserves of courage and compassion, and not from any religious persuasion, which in fact I totally lacked, but simply because it was clearly the Right Thing, whereas abiding or participating in torture was clearly inhumane and personally repugnant to me, i.e. the Wrong Thing.

    Confessions of an Old Soldier

  • Though there have been tragic accidental deaths, and unsoldierly-like, inhumane, and unacceptable acts perpetrated by a few misguided, possibly psychologically damaged soldiers -- the heroics of the many young men and women attempting to bring about positive changes for the oppressed people across the globe should not be forgotten, and their sacrifices cannot be taken lightly ... especially by those of us sitting here safe at home.

    Cheryl Saban: True Colors

  • But as a family member recalled, “Like a comet Gen. Stuart was gone, nor would he allow any of his train to remain saying that it was unsoldierly to sleep in a house.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • The elector, incensed at the unsoldierly destruction, challenged the mares-chal to a single combat.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Which brings us back to "Bastille Day", the obvious parallel for this episode also featuring Apollo, Dualla and Billy as hostages, in which Apollo as the most unsoldierly soldier in the fleet manages to defuse the situation with almost no blood on the deck.

    News From the Bizarro-verse and Other "Sacrifice" Thoughts

  • Bartholomew felt it necessary to apologize for the last magnificent, heartwarming condition, which he thought unsoldierly.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • There was something peculiar about it, quite unsoldierly, rather comic, but extremely attractive.

    War and Peace

  • Mr Richard Sizani (PAC) said the non-return of men to camps after weekends should not be seen as just being unsoldierly and a matter of indiscipline.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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