• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unmilitary not associated with soldiers or the military "unmilitary circles of government","fatigue duty involves nonmilitary labor"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unmilitary Not according to military rules or customs; not of a military character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unmilitary un-mil′i-ta-ri not in accordance with military methods, without military spirit.
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In literature:

Their officers wore english riding boots, which had an unmilitary effect.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
At least to his unmilitary mind it seemed so.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
This was aggravatingly unreasonable and utterly unmilitary.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Maje received it with a very unmilitary bob of acknowledgment.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
His voice has a curious quality, a most unmilitary gentleness.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
This unaccustomed, unmilitary labor produced a quantity of fine sawdust, which was sprinkled over the larvae.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
There is nothing more unmilitary than to see a soldier standing or walking with his hands in his pockets.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
All that he said to me and to others present was altogether unmilitary and inexperienced.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Well, I know what a Napoleon, or any other even unmilitary sovereign, would do with both.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
The British General was shocked at such an unmilitary habit, and ordered them back into line.
"Famous Firesides of French Canada" by Mary Wilson Alloway
I am pleased to observe that, although not of an unmilitary bearing, you are apparently shaved.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The colonel tolerated this altogether unmilitary excess with a good-natured smile.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
His bony shoulders were stooped in a most unmilitary manner, and his head boasted a thatch of flaming red hair.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
But his methods were most unmilitary.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
I will not allow civilians to enter my lines at pleasure; it is unmilitary.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
These men, although presenting a rather unmilitary appearance, displayed spirit and ardor.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
In this very unmilitary fashion they were all met in a body by some officers.
"Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar" by George Smith
Where the engineer corps was insufficient, the railroads were called on for special units, frankly unmilitary.
"Our Army at the Front" by Heywood Broun
Both are alike in their unmilitariness.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
And when, seeing an officer draw near, he shouldered his rifle, it was in an uncouth and distinctly unmilitary manner.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton