- 1Of or concerning the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations: diplomatic relations between the United States and BritainMore example sentences
- It will also enhance foreign trade and diplomatic relations with neighboring countries.
- The war induced the opening of New Zealand's first diplomatic relations with foreign powers.
- Henceforth UK interests were to be the concern of a British diplomatic agent styled the British High Commissioner.
- 1.1Having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and effective way: that was a very diplomatic way of putting itMore example sentences
- Be a catalyst for change by letting your actions and voices be heard in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
- So it would appear that from now on I am going to have to be more tactful and diplomatic in my meanderings.
- Still, dealing with a complex issue such as this one requires a great deal of diplomatic finesse.
- 2(Of an edition or copy) exactly reproducing an original version: a diplomatic transcriptionMore example sentences
- All Herbert scholars will welcome Mario Di Cesare's stunning diplomatic edition of the Bodleian Manuscript.
- Those seeking a true diplomatic edition/transcription should consult the facsimile editions by Zupitza and by Kiernan et al.
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- Well, the president never takes any option off the table, but we believe that the way to resolve this is diplomatically.
- It was never diplomatically so isolated as on this issue.
- Police are urging their officers to behave more diplomatically when settling disputes after a rise in the number of public complaints.
early 18th century (in the sense 'relating to official documents'): from modern Latin diplomaticus and French diplomatique, from Latin diploma (see diploma). sense 1 (late 18th century) is probably due to the publication of the Codex Juris Gentium Diplomaticus (1695), a collection of public documents, many of which dealt with international affairs.