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Definition of "diplomatic" []

  • Of, relating to, or involving diplomacy or diplomats. (adjective)
  • Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to diplomatics. (adjective)
  • Being an exact copy of the original: a diplomatic edition. (adjective)

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 "diplomatic" in a sentence
  • "Well, the secretary of state's trip to Canada is putting a brand new spin on the term diplomatic relations."
  • "But Syria's U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, accused Washington and some other Security Council members of waging what he called a "diplomatic and humanitarian war" against his country."
  • "She urged the Democratic president to spell out the U.S. veto intention more clearly himself instead of relying on what she called "diplomatic nice speak.""