nondiplomatic

adjective
non·​dip·​lo·​mat·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌdi-plə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce nondiplomatic (audio) \

Definition of nondiplomatic

: not diplomatic: such as
a : not of, relating to, or concerned with diplomats or diplomacy nondiplomatic personnel/channels
b : 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, "China to sanction US defense firms for supplying weapons to Taiwan," 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, BostonGlobe.com, "Lawmakers accuse Trump administration of delaying F-16 sales to Taiwan," 30 July 2019 Tillerson has further angered staff by focusing on nondiplomatic priorities. Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg.com, "How Rex Tillerson Is Remaking the State Department," 26 Oct. 2017 A Zimbabwean intelligence source told Reuters that Mugabe had been traveling on an ordinary nondiplomatic passport. Max Bearak, Washington Post, "Zimbabwe’s first lady allegedly assaulted a model who partied with her sons," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nondiplomatic

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Nondiplomatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondiplomatic. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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