Definition of Statesmanlike

1. Adjective. Marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman. "A statesmanlike solution of the present perplexities"

Exact synonyms: Statesmanly
Also: Presidential, Diplomatic, Diplomatical
Antonyms: Unstatesmanlike
Derivative terms: Statesman



Definition of Statesmanlike

1. a. Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman.

Definition of Statesmanlike

1. Adjective. Like a statesman, demonstrating the skills and qualities of a respected leader. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Statesmanlike

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Statesmanlike

statements of intent
statemonger
statemongers
stateprison
stateprisons
stater
stateroom
staterooms
staters
states
states' rights
states of affairs
states of mind
stateside
statesman
statesmanlike (current term)
statesmanly
statesmanship
statesmanships
statesmen
statespeople
statesperson
statespersons
stateswoman
stateswomen
statewide
stathead
statheads
stathmin
stathmograph

Literary usage of Statesmanlike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen (1885)
"Allen was chosen to be the ' voice ' of the colony, and he submitted a statesmanlike paper in 'a manly and decided tone,' marking the just limitations of ..."

2. The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"His use of the pulpit for the discussion of all topics of the time—The avowed sources of his political opinions—His statesmanlike view of public ..."

3. History of the Hebrews: Their Political, Social and Religious Development by Frank Knight Sanders (1914)
"STORIES OF JOSEPH, THE UPRIGHT statesmanlike PRESERVER OF His PEOPLE. (GEN. 37-50) (83.) This third group of narratives in the book of Genesis are as ..."

4. Led On!: Step by Step, Scenes from Clerical, Military, Educational, and by Anthony Toomer Porter (1898)
"... bread upon the waters" — A reminiscence of my mother's New Haven days—Mr. Charles O''Connor recognizes the statesmanlike character of my work—Tlie class ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1874)
"... the purpose of uninterrupted and adequate transportation at minimum rates ; that the subject should be considered in a broad and statesmanlike spirit, ..."

6. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Thébaud, John Habberton (1878)
"In announcing his policy he made a sensible and statesmanlike statement regarding Home Rule, saying that he viewed it not from Ireland's standpoint alone, ..."

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