diplomacy

noun di·plo·ma·cy \ də-ˈplō-mə-sē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of diplomacy

1 : the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations
2 : skill in handling affairs without arousing hostility : tact
  • handled the awkward situation with diplomacy

Examples of diplomacy in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of diplomacy


DIPLOMACY Defined for English Language Learners

diplomacy

noun

Definition of diplomacy for English Language Learners

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

  • : skill in dealing with others without causing bad feelings


DIPLOMACY Defined for Kids

diplomacy

noun di·plo·ma·cy \ də-ˈplō-mə-sē \

Definition of diplomacy for Students

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


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