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diplomacy

noun di·plo·ma·cy \də-ˈplō-mə-sē\

: the work of maintaining good relations between the governments of different countries

: skill in dealing with others without causing bad feelings

Full Definition of DIPLOMACY

1
:  the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations
2
:  skill in handling affairs without arousing hostility :  tact

Examples of DIPLOMACY

  1. She has had a long and distinguished career in diplomacy.
  2. The government avoided a war by successfully resolving the issues through diplomacy.
  3. This is a situation that calls for tactful diplomacy.

First Known Use of DIPLOMACY

1796

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
DIPLOMACIES Defined for Kids

diplomacy

noun di·plo·ma·cy \də-ˈplō-mə-sē\

Definition of DIPLOMACY for Kids

1
:  the work of keeping good relations between the governments of different countries
2
:  skill in dealing with people

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