- 1connected with managing relations between countries (= diplomacy ) a diplomatic crisis Attempts are being made to settle the dispute by diplomatic means. to break off/establish/restore diplomatic relations with a country
- 2having or showing skill in dealing with people in difficult situations synonym tactful a diplomatic answer You could try being a little more diplomatic this time.
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NAmE//ˌdɪpləˈmæt̮ɪkli//adverb The country remained diplomatically isolated. “Why don't we take a break for coffee?” she suggested diplomatically.