Definition of diplomatically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪpləˈmætɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪpləˈmætɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that is connected with managing relations between countries (= diplomacy) The country remained diplomatically isolated.
  2. 2in a way that shows skill in dealing with people in difficult situations synonym tactfully ‘Why don't we take a break for coffee?’ she suggested diplomatically.