Simple Definition of diplomatic
: involving the work of maintaining good relations between the governments of different countries : of or relating to diplomats or their work
: not causing bad feelings : having or showing an ability to deal with people politely
Full Definition of diplomatic
Examples of diplomatic
Negotiators are working to restore full diplomatic relations.
<a diplomatic attempt at preventing any hurt feelings>
Origin of diplomatic
in sense 1, from New Latin diplomaticus, from Latin diplomat-, diploma; in other senses, from French diplomatique connected with documents regulating international relations, from New Latin diplomaticus
First Known Use: 1711
Synonym Discussion of diplomatic
Rhymes with diplomatic
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