[d_ˌɪ_p_l_ə_m_ˈa_t_ɪ_k], [dˌɪpləmˈatɪk], [dˌɪpləmˈatɪk]

Definitions of diplomatic:

  1.   skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people
  2.   Pert. to diplomacy; authorised by credentials or letters to transact business for a sovereign at a foreign court; pert. to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.
  3.   Pertaining to the management of affairs between two nations; characterized by special tact in the management of affairs.
  4.   Marked by tact in negotiation; dexterous; adroit. diplomatical.
  5.   A minister at a foreign court.
  6.   An envoy or official agent.
  7.   Of or pertaining to diplomacy.
  8.   Diplomatically.
  9.   A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
  10.   Pertaining to diplomacy.
  11.   A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court.
  12.   relating to or characteristic of diplomacy; " diplomatic immunity"
  13.   able to take a broad view of negotiations between states
  14.   The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.
  15.   Alt. of Diplomatical
  16.   Pertaining to diplomas; privileged; authorized to transact business for a sovereign at a foreign court; versed or skilled in diplomacy; marked with diplomacy; connected with diplomatics.

Antonyms for diplomatic:

bungling, brusque, biting, artless, rude, impolitic, awkward, tactless, barbed, satiric, open, aboveboard, smart-alecky, inconsiderate, scalding, corrosive, blunt, maladroit, discourteous, candid, insolent, mordant, crusty, forthcoming, pungent, gauche, transparent, innocent, snarky, downright, churlish, seditious, disrespectful, scathing, indelicate, bluff, ill-bred, impudent, snippy, foursquare, sincere, sarcastic, smart-mouthed, sardonic, acidulous, tart, Fumbled, botched, impartial, ill-mannered, incendiary, naive, curt, simple, unceremonious, frank, undiplomatic, acidic, unmannered, forthright, plain, guileless, caddish, free-spoken, unmannerly, Unhandsome, brash, sharp, cutting, truthful, short, clumsy, acerbic, straightforward, untactful, straight, direct, unguarded, abrupt, freehearted, smart aleck, ungracious, uncalled-for, caustic, thoughtless, clownish, unbiased, uncivil, Disregardful, boorish, uncouth, impertinent, inexpert, Clodhopping, out front, brassy, unreserved, openhearted, Short-spoken, acerb, inept, ingenuous, outspoken, acrid, unprejudiced, acid, impolite, honest, loutish, inflammatory, unsophisticated, plainspoken.

Quotes for diplomatic:

  1. Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. – Dean Acheson
  2. No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me. – Aldrich Ames
  3. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. – Quentin Crisp
  4. I didn't care about that because I'm not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn't alter the text they really didn't mind what I did. – William Devane
  5. As we continue to make great progress in the war on terror, now more than ever, it is important that members of the international community stand -by and bolster the efforts of the emerging diplomatic leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan. – James Inhofe
  6. The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq. – Igor Ivanov
  7. The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited. – Tom Lantos
  8. Again, I think we have much greater diplomatic weight by having all of us sit on the same side of the table wanting the same thing, and putting it to the North Koreans. – Mitchell Reiss
  9. White House and State Department foreign -policy experts are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues, not development issues. – Jeffrey Sachs
  10. The diplomatic representatives of the United States of America to other nations are almost entirely Jews. – Julius Streicher
  11. Having no diplomatic representation in Washington, China has no sources which allow her to check the character of applicants and therefore makes the practice of refusing everybody from the United States. – Anna Louise Strong
  12. My father was a diplomatic officer. As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on. – Kathleen Turner
  13. I was never the diplomatic diplomat. – Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
  14. And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage. – John Zorn

Usage examples for diplomatic:

  1. This only half satisfied Coconnas, so he resorted to diplomatic speeches of the highest order. ” – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  2. The President receives diplomatic representatives from foreign countries. ” – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  3. He is high up in the diplomatic service of- of a neutral country, but he has been working for Germany ever since the commencement of the war. ” – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. When Don Miguel did usurp the sovereign authority, the late government did all they could; they ceased their diplomatic relations with Portugal, and then brought away the minister from thence. ” – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  5. “ I was not much impressed with his diplomatic skill. ” – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  6. Did the Americans want to secure a fresh diplomatic success against us? ” – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  7. Her reply was as diplomatic and suggestive as it was sincere, and Charles loved such talents. ” – John Enderby by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  8. Of course, I was silent to him as well as you concerning it; but as soon as I had returned to my office that time, I used our diplomatic relations, which reach everywhere, to inquire about it. ” – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  9. “ I ventured to give her the benefit of my- if I may say so- long and intimate knowledge of diplomatic life and diplomatists. ” – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  10. The final diplomatic question relating to the canal concerned the rates to be charged on traffic passing through. ” – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  11. This was the occasion of his earliest visit to Simancas, where he was allowed free access to the diplomatic correspondence and other records there collected and kept. ” – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  12. Von Koenitz from the first had played his hand with a skill which from a diplomatic view left nothing to be desired. ” – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  13. The diplomatic corps assembled at the house of Mr. Fox, the British minister, who was to read a speech in behalf of the whole body, and thence proceeded to the White House where the new Secretary of State, Mr. Webster, who is much embarrassed by his new functions, came to make his arrangements with Mr. Fox. ” – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  14. Egmont had declined the mission, not having reason to congratulate himself upon the diplomatic success of his visit to Spain in the preceding year. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  15. What was written was more diplomatic but quite to the purpose. ” – A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike by Charles King
  16. The same position is taken up by the pamphlet of which we shall now give a short analysis, and with which we shall conclude the introduction to the diplomatic revelations. ” – Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century by Karl Marx
  17. “ Aug. 25- Japan and Austria break off diplomatic relations. ” – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  18. But as is so frequently the case in such circumstances, these expressions of the officers have to be understood in a diplomatic sense; not as touching the facts in any other than a formal way. ” – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  19. The story of our long diplomatic trouble with Spain was recalled. ” – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  20. Feeling myself very diplomatic and " deep," I enclosed the last photograph Hermione had taken of Bettina. ” – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins

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