diplomacy

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noun di·plo·ma·cy \də-ˈplō-mə-sē\

Definition of diplomacy

  1. 1 :  the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of diplomacy

see diplomatic


First Known Use: 1766


DIPLOMACY Defined for English Language Learners

diplomacy

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noun di·plo·ma·cy \də-ˈplō-mə-sē\

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

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noun di·plo·ma·cy \də-ˈplō-mə-sē\

Definition of diplomacy for Students

  1. 1 :  the work of keeping good relations between the governments of different countries

  2. 2 :  skill in dealing with people



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