unmilitary

adjective
un·​mil·​i·​tary | \ ˌən-ˈmi-lə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce unmilitary (audio) \

Definition of unmilitary

: not military: such as
a : not conforming to military standards or practice unmilitary posture an unmilitary approach to handling people
b : not belonging to or associated with the military unmilitary circles of government

Examples of unmilitary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The zinc statues tended to flake apart at the seams, or lean backwards in a very unmilitary posture. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Why those Confederate soldier statues look a lot like their Union counterparts," 18 Aug. 2017 Rasmussen begins the film in an unmilitary fury, assailing the enemy with the wildness of an animal newly released from its cage. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“A United Kingdom” and “Land of Mine”," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of unmilitary

1644, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmilitary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmilitary. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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