un·dip·lo·mat·ic | \ˌən-ˌdi-plə-ˈma-tik \

Definition of undiplomatic 

: not diplomatic especially : tactless

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undiplomatically \ˌən-ˌdi-plə-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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

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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 In defending his undiplomatic language, Bolton told Senators that it had been cleared by relevant officials and that Hubbard had personally thanked him for it. Lily Rothman, Time, "Why John Bolton Couldn't Get Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations," 23 Mar. 2018 Haley is Trump’s most presentable emissary to the world: the diplomatic face of a profoundly undiplomatic presidency. Andrew Rice, Daily Intelligencer, "Can Nikki Haley Save the World?," 10 Dec. 2017 That undiplomatic language riled a D.C. establishment concerned with how Pyongyang could react to the seemingly no calculation counterpunching method Trump has comfortably settled into at home. Ali Vitali, NBC News, "Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Pure Trump. And It’s Working For Him.," 4 Nov. 2017

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circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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