unmilitary

adjective un·mil·i·tary \ ˌən-ˈmi-lə-ˌter-ē \

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

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