diplomacy


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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
References in classic literature ?
He interrupted me with the earnest assurance that Hermann had the highest opinion of me; and at once I felt the need for the greatest possible diplomacy at this juncture.
When our vital interests are challenged, or the will and conscience of the international community is defied, we will act; with peaceful diplomacy whenever possible, with force when necessary.
For a man caught, as it were, between his skipper and the great West Wind silence is the safest sort of diplomacy.
Our time has not yet come," Granet admitted, "but before long, unless diplomacy can avert it, fate will be knocking at our doors, too.
Again I call out all my diplomacy, and again as soon as the thing was about at an end, our friend the government clerk gets hot and red, and his sausages stand on end with wrath, and once more I launch out into diplomatic wiles.
But he was an elderly man with much experience and knowledge of law and diplomacy.
With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.
That is what I call diplomacy, Sir Edward," he remarked.
If I think of any career, it is the career of diplomacy.
It is the language of diplomacy, but it is also the language of fools.
He had been paying a round of visits at various English country houses, and exactly what he was doing for diplomacy at Prior's Park was as much a secret as any diplomatist could desire.
It was evident that the great Aurora, though by no means indifferent to the admiration of the other sex, wanted at this moment to get rid of all the men who admired her and be left alone with the man who did not-- did not admire her in that sense at least; for the little priest did admire and even enjoy the firm feminine diplomacy with which she set about her task.

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