Definition of "statesmanlike" [states•man•like]

  • Like a statesman, demonstrating the skills and qualities of a respected leader. (adjective)

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Use "statesmanlike" in a sentence
  • "He lauded Mandela for what he described as his statesmanlike conduct on Friday."
  • "I believe we are entitled still to look back to those giants of our past as our examples of the ultimate in statesmanlike thought."
  • "A couple more decades of such bipartisan "statesmanlike" - war and deficit spending and we'll have a Depression worse than 1929."