statesman states‧man [ˈsteɪtsmən] noun statesmen PLURALFORM [-mən] [countable]
a political or government leader, especially one who is respected as being wise, honourable, and fair:

• He had an impressive record as a military man and a statesman.

— statesmanlike adjective :

• his statesmanlike performance in dealing with the crisis

— statesmanship noun [uncountable] :

• an act of international statesmanship

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statesmanlike UK US /ˈsteɪtsmənlaɪk/ adjective APPROVING POLITICS
typical of or seeming like an experienced politician or member of a profession, who deserves respect: »

When he was told that he should resign, it was a complete shock to him, but he was very statesmanlike about it.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Statesmanlike — States man*like ( l[imac]k ), a. Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • statesmanlike — [[t]ste͟ɪtsmənlaɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone, especially a political leader, as statesmanlike, you approve of them because they give the impression of being very able and experienced. He was widely respected as a wise and …   English dictionary

  • statesmanlike — /ˈsteɪtsmənlaɪk/ (say staytsmuhnluyk) adjective 1. having the qualities characteristic of a statesman: a statesmanlike presence and eloquence. 2. worthy of being regarded as a statesman: a statesmanlike politician …  

  • statesmanlike — adjective marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman (Freq. 1) a man of statesmanlike judgment a statesmanlike solution of the present perplexities V.L.Parrington • Syn: ↑statesmanly • Ant: ↑unstatesmanlike …   Useful english dictionary

  • statesmanlike — states|man|like [ˈsteıtsmənlaık] adj showing the qualities of a statesman used to show approval ▪ his statesmanlike handling of the crisis …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • statesmanlike — statesman (or stateswoman) ► NOUN ▪ a skilled, experienced, and respected political leader or figure. DERIVATIVES statesmanlike adjective statesmanship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • statesmanlike — adjective see statesman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • statesmanlike — See statesman. * * * …   Universalium

  • statesmanlike — adjective Like a statesman, demonstrating the skills and qualities of a respected leader …   Wiktionary

  • statesmanlike — Synonyms and related words: Daedalian, adept, adroit, apt, artistic, authoritative, bravura, brilliant, civic, clean, clever, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, deft, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, excellent, expert, fancy …   Moby Thesaurus

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