Definition of diplomatic
- a diplomatic edition
- diplomatic relations
- a diplomatic way to say no
Negotiators are working to restore full diplomatic relations.
a diplomatic attempt at preventing any hurt feelings
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First Known Use: 1711See Words from the same year
: 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
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