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Adj.1.unpresidential - not presidentialunpresidential - not presidential; "very unpresidential behavior"
unstatesmanlike - not statesmanlike; "unstatesmanlike procedure"
presidential - befitting a president; "criticized the candidate for not looking presidential"
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He is clearly doing very well in the polls but there's a long time before votes are cast for the nomination and there are signs that people are tiring of him and his unpresidential comments such as calling people from Mexico rapists and drug dealers.
As secretary of state, Hay could only see Roosevelt as "decidedly unpresidential," certain of his country's abilities, but unclear about what his country meant (p.
If it looked unpresidential to some viewers, the Christie camp didn't seem to be worried.
He sounded unpresidential as he mentioned names of judges, politicians and businessmen, accusing them of corruption on national television.
He added: "For a presidential race this has been very unpresidential.
There had been talK that Tony Blair would taKe on this role but the EU opted for a decidedly unpresidential president.
Bush on Monday called Perry's remark "inappropriate and unpresidential," Karl Rove, Bush's top political strategist, in an appearance Tuesday on Fox News said: "You don't accuse the chairman of the Federal Reserve of being a traitor to his country.
He kicked off his 2008 campaign by aping Vito Corleone, something columnist Peggy Noonan found distasteful and utterly unpresidential.
If you want to know when this country's political class, even those hailing from the allegedly pro-market Republican Party, lost faith in the single greatest economic organizing principle ever devised by mankind, look no further than the following six terse sentences from Bush's decidedly unpresidential speech: "I'm a strong believer in free enterprise.
He's a very rational, pleasant human being, but he looked like a rabid dog - to say he appeared unpresidential is an understatement,'' observed the publisher of a nonpartisan D.