diplomatic - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk/
  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

derived word

diplomatically

 

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/ˌdɪpləˈmætɪkli/
adverb

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