non·​dip·​lo·​mat·​ic ˌnän-ˌdi-plə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce nondiplomatic (audio)
: not diplomatic: such as
: not of, relating to, or concerned with diplomats or diplomacy
nondiplomatic personnel/channels
: not employing tact and conciliation : undiplomatic
a nondiplomatic response

Examples of nondiplomatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1979, Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act, which outlined substantial yet nondiplomatic relations with the island. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, 26 Oct. 2020 After Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter decided to normalize relations with China, Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 to set guidelines for nondiplomatic relations with Taiwan. Eric Schmitt,, 30 July 2019 Tillerson has further angered staff by focusing on nondiplomatic priorities. Nick Wadhams,, 26 Oct. 2017 A Zimbabwean intelligence source told Reuters that Mugabe had been traveling on an ordinary nondiplomatic passport. Max Bearak, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondiplomatic was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Nondiplomatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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