Definition of statesmanship in English:



mass noun
  • Skill in managing public affairs.

    ‘we need strong statesmanship and leadership’
    ‘a great act of statesmanship and service to the country’
    • ‘The king never attempted to verse the prince in matters of parliamentary practice, statesmanship, or foreign policy.’
    • ‘The protection of the environment is the definitive test of statesmanship.’
    • ‘Both men understood the stagecraft of statesmanship played out in a global theater.’
    • ‘For a political leader to change his or her mind in the face of reality is a mark of statesmanship.’
    • ‘Unlike his opponent, the senator thinks statesmanship alone can't restore the faith of a betrayed electorate.’