un·​dip·​lo·​mat·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌdi-plə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce undiplomatic (audio) \

Definition of undiplomatic

: not diplomatic especially : tactless

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undiplomatically \ ˌən-​ˌdi-​plə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce undiplomatic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of undiplomatic in a Sentence

the reporter's undiplomatic references to the state's overweight governor
Recent Examples on the Web But There Are Reasons To Commiserate: While many defense export underdogs may cheer France’s temporary setback, there good reason to indulge France’s undiplomatic, board room-like response to this big business loss. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Quartz: In a nutshell, why are China’s diplomats sometimes so undiplomatic? Tripti Lahiri, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 And soon, many in China’s Foreign Ministry were aping Zhao’s undiplomatic style of diplomacy. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 The hilarious — and realistic — scene in which Nella firmly but diplomatically confronts the white author’s stereotypical depiction of a young Black woman is unforgettable, as is his undiplomatic reaction. Oline H. Cogdill, sun-sentinel.com, 15 June 2021 The Philippine government under the famously foul-mouthed Rodrigo Duterte has at times conducted its diplomacy with the most undiplomatic of language. Jason Gutierrez, New York Times, 3 May 2021 But the undiplomatic exchanges that played out in front of cameras are a symbolic sign of the deep strain in U.S.-Chinese relations, even for the Biden administration and its calls to find areas of cooperation. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 18 Mar. 2021 Trudeau's broadside of Trump was a notable coda to a relationship marked by some notably undiplomatic moments. Aamer Madhani, Star Tribune, 23 Feb. 2021 That is good and bad for Europe, given that Trump’s anger that Europe isn’t active enough in global security issues was largely an undiplomatic reformulation of frustrations from the Obama years. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of undiplomatic

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2021

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“Undiplomatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undiplomatic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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