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 undiplomatically (audio) \ adverb

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the reporter's undiplomatic references to the state's overweight governor

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Earlier in the negotiations the German side tried to push matters in ways that were considered undiplomatic by Namibia. Quartz Africa, "Even after acknowledging the Namibia genocide of WWI, Germany still hasn’t learned the key lesson," 10 Aug. 2019 Both possessed verbal virtuosity and both were perhaps fatally undiplomatic, Miranda told the magazine. 15. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Here comes 'Hamilton': What you need know about the musical coming to Baltimore that took over the world," 21 June 2019 Trump’s undiplomatic attack on May, his host, will likely raise the temperature around an already controversial visit. Washington Post, "Trump says May’s Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal," 12 July 2018 These were the most undiplomatic remarks in Trump’s interview (if not, in the modern history of Anglo-American relations). Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "In Wild Interview, Trump Says May Blew Brexit and Immigrants Ruined Europe," 12 July 2018 Yet as my research shows, Grenell’s intervention was also undiplomatic for another reason. Geoffrey Gertz, Washington Post, "Trump might be hurting U.S. businesses by leaving so many ambassador posts empty," 10 May 2018 Mr Pompeo has held some undiplomatic positions: against the Iran deal and in favour of regime change in North Korea, for instance. The Economist, "The unusual process for staffing the White House," 26 Apr. 2018 Those leaks seemed intended to portray Trump as naïve and undiplomatic. Tracy Wilkinson, latimes.com, "As Trump fumes over leak about his congratulatory call to Putin, word is 'there’s going to be a scalp over this'," 21 Mar. 2018 There are few more notorious hard-liners in Washington than Bolton, a 69-year-old former diplomat known for being profoundly undiplomatic. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "The return of John Bolton paves the way for more war," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of undiplomatic

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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