Definition of diplomatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk//
    International relations
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  1. 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 See related entries: International relations
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: diplomatic