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diplomatic

Pronunciation: /ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk/

Translation of diplomatic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] (before noun/delante del nombre) diplomático the diplomatic corps el cuerpo diplomático to break off diplomatic relations romper* las relaciones diplomáticas 1.2 (tactful) [person/approach] diplomático she needs diplomatic handling hay que tratarla con diplomacia
    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.
    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.

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