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Definition of "diplomat" []

  • One, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments. (noun)
  • One who uses skill and tact in dealing with others. (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 "diplomat" in a sentence
  • ""In the 21st century, a diplomat is as likely to meet with a tribal elder in a rural village as a counterpart in a foreign ministry, and is as likely to wear cargo pants as a pinstriped suit," Clinton writes."
  • "When I look back on my career, I wonder at how often I have had to start by explaining what a diplomat is and what he does."
  • "They live in their own world, where tax cuts increase revenue, where Saddam was a major supporter of al-Qaeda, where dividend cuts go mostly to the middle class, where an experienced career diplomat is a raving left-winger, etc."