Definition of unsoldierly in English:



  • Inappropriate to or not befitting a soldier.

    ‘he was accused of unsoldierly conduct’
    • ‘They've made snarky jabs about the administration using our soldiers as ' social workers, ' doing all sorts of unmanly, unsoldierly duties.’
    • ‘This was so effective that the soldier was unable to maintain a unsoldierly appearance even when out of uniform.’
    • ‘Acceptance means that hereditary power will soon pass to his ineffectual, unsoldierly son, Richard.’
    • ‘Some leaders consider it unsoldierly to have a strategic focus.’
    • ‘I was drafted in the fall of 1953… a most unsoldierly soldier, but a lucky one.’