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Definition of "diplomacy" []

  • The art or practice of conducting international relations, as in negotiating alliances, treaties, and agreements. (noun)
  • Tact and skill in dealing with people. See Synonyms at tact. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diplomacy" in a sentence
  • "The term diplomacy applies to all of the following except:"
  • "As you know, the great art in diplomacy is to find a compromise or, as they now speak of it, to find a formula."
  • "It basically said the United States is engaged in what I call diplomacy by press release."