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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statesmanship, statecraft, diplomacynoun

    wisdom in the management of public affairs


  1. statesmanshipnoun

    The craft or skill of being a statesman, of leading a government well.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statesmanshipnoun

    the qualifications, duties, or employments of a statesman

Editors Contribution

  1. Statesmanship

    A demonstration of leadership or decision making, that puts the country, the state, or other governmental entity above the goals and interests of the individual, political party, or ideology.

    President showed great statesmanship when he approved a health care bill that provides coverage for all children in the county, despite its disapproval by his own political party.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 9, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of statesmanship in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of statesmanship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of statesmanship in a Sentence

  1. Bill Clinton:

    As some of you may know, I had a pretty long day yesterday, i finally got to answer questions, something I have been pushing for literally a year and I am just grateful I recovered my voice, which I lost a little bit, but like I said at the start, I wanted to rise above partisanship and and reach for statesmanship.

  2. Darrell Issa:

    This is the reason that political loose talk by people who are just beginning to do it is always a problem in real statesmanship.

  3. Ben Carson:

    He does understand that at a certain level but he has a difficult time not responding. If he can just get beyond that and learn how to bite his tongue and redirect people to something that is important, it will show a level of statesmanship that I think will give a lot of people confidence.

  4. Jeremy Hunt:

    We can get this deal through parliament, if we can have a deal where the attorney general can change his advice to parliament. That is going to be key to unlocking it, with vision and statesmanship on both sides, this can be done and I am hopeful it will be.

  5. Elizabeth II:

    We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.

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