Definition of unwarlike in English:


Line breaks: un|war¦like
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwɔːlʌɪk


  • Not disposed towards war or hostilities: many insisted that such an unwarlike people could never make good soldiers
    More example sentences
    • As my older readers may recollect, a great favourite of the Left in the 1970s was the ‘Tasaday’ - a ‘lost’ primitive tribe in the Philippines that was found to be very gentle and unwarlike.
    • Unfortunately, it mimics its own unwarlike Italian soldiers by paddling in the shallows of fun and prettiness, ignoring war, death and drama for as long as possible.
    • Instead it sets its value on the ‘individual, hence its unwarlike character since war is essentially a collective activity’.

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