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di·plo·ma·cy

 (dĭ-plō′mə-sē)
n.
1. The art or practice of conducting international relations, as in negotiating alliances, treaties, and agreements.
2. Tact or skill in dealing with people: Placating the angry customer required delicate diplomacy.

diplomacy

(dɪˈpləʊməsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the conduct of the relations of one state with another by peaceful means
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) skill in the management of international relations
3. tact, skill, or cunning in dealing with people
[C18: from French diplomatie, from diplomatique diplomatic]

di•plo•ma•cy

(dɪˈploʊ mə si)

n.
1. the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.
2. the art or science of conducting such negotiations.
3. skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is little or no ill will; tact.
[1790–1800; < French diplomatie (with t pronounced as s)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplomacy - negotiation between nations
convention - (diplomacy) an international agreement
negotiation, talks, dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
dollar diplomacy - diplomacy influenced by economic considerations
gunboat diplomacy, power politics - diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
recognition - the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country; "territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991"
shuttle diplomacy - international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties; "Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East"
2.diplomacy - subtly skillful handling of a situation
tact, tactfulness - consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
3.diplomacy - wisdom in the management of public affairs
wisdom, wiseness - the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

diplomacy

noun
1. statesmanship, foreign affairs, international relations, statecraft, international negotiation Today's resolution is significant for American diplomacy.
2. tact, skill, sensitivity, craft, discretion, subtlety, delicacy, finesse, savoir-faire, artfulness It took all his powers of diplomacy to get her to return.
tact awkwardness, clumsiness, thoughtlessness, ineptness, tactlessness
Quotations
"Diplomacy is to do and say"
"The nastiest thing in the nicest way" [Isaac Goldberg The Reflex]
"A soft answer turneth away wrath" Bible: Proverbs
"diplomacy: the patriotic art of lying for one's country" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

diplomacy

noun
The ability to say and do the right thing at the right time:
Translations
دِبْلوماسِيَّه
diplomacie
diplomatidiplomatisk sansforhandlingsevne
diplomácia
lipurî, háttvísiríkiserindrekstur
diplomatasdiplomatijadiplomatinisdiplomatiškaidiplomatiškas
diplomātija
diplomacia

diplomacy

[dɪˈpləʊməsɪ] N
1. (Pol) → diplomacia f
2. (= tact) → diplomacia f

diplomacy

[dɪˈpləʊməsi] n
(between states)diplomatie f
(= tact) → diplomatie f

diplomacy

n (Pol, fig) → Diplomatie f; to use diplomacydiplomatisch vorgehen

diplomacy

[dɪˈpləʊməsɪ] n (Pol) (fig) → diplomazia

diplomacy

(diˈplouməsi) noun
1. the business of making agreements, treaties etc between countries; the business of looking after the affairs of one's country etc in a foreign country.
2. skill and tact in dealing with people, persuading them etc. Use a little diplomacy and she'll soon agree to help.
diplomat (ˈdipləmӕt) noun
a person engaged in diplomacy. He is a diplomat at the American embassy.
diplomatic (dipləˈmӕtik) adjective
1. concerning diplomacy. a diplomatic mission.
2. tactful. a diplomatic remark.
ˌdiploˈmatically adverb
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