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a less common word for diplomat
1. a person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with other countries.
2. a tactful person skilled in managing delicate situations.
[1805–15; < French diplomate]
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|Noun||1.||diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations|
ambassador, embassador - a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
charge d'affaires - the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador
consul - a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
envoy, envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary - a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
high commissioner - a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank
internuncio - (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio
diplomatic minister, minister - a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
nuncio, papal nuncio - (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status
persona grata - a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent
persona non grata - a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
plenipotentiary - a diplomat who is fully authorized to represent his or her government