One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not suitable for or befitting a statesman.‘his decision was condemned as petulant and unstatesmanlike’
- ‘Harold Macmillan's "wind of change" speech was a gratuitous piece of rhetoric which committed the inexcusably unstatesmanlike folly of arousing vast expectations in advance of what was bound to be an extremely difficult disengagement from empire.’
- ‘His unstatesmanlike behavior and childish tough talk makes many people in other countries wince.’
- ‘He was notorious for his unstatesmanlike dirty tricks when dealing with people who failed to toe his line.’
- ‘But the prime minister is also known for unstatesmanlike gaffes and occasionally losing his temper.’
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