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adjective diplomatic pronunciation in British English /ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk/
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  1. 1
    relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries

    a diplomatic mission

    diplomatic sources (=diplomats):

    According to diplomatic sources, elections there have been cancelled.

  2. 2
    able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them

    a diplomatic answer

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 diplomatic pronunciation in British English /ˌdɪpləˈmætɪkli/ adverb

‘I think I’ll take Jane home now,’ Ray said diplomatically.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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