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A diplomat.


a less common word for diplomat


(ˈdɪp ləˌmæt)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiationsdiplomatist - 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
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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
George F. Kennan, George Frost Kennan, Kennan - United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)


[dɪˈpləʊmətɪst] Ndiplomático/a m/f
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This insinuation was a home thrust, and one that in a more advanced state of society would have entitled Magua to the reputation of a skillful diplomatist.
And what would you do, my dear diplomatist," replied Morcerf, with a slight degree of irony in his voice, "if you did nothing?
After passing a few months in such company, my brother's boss, who was a mere traveling diplomatist, came home and began to run a brilliant career in the circles of New York, on the faith of a European reputation.
It may have been his extreme good-nature, the serious, unsmiling good-nature of a fat, swarthy man with coal-black moustache and steady eyes; but he might have been a bit of a diplomatist, too.
He was, however, too much of the diplomatist to let escape him any intimation of his suspicions in regard to the true state of affairs.
Vogelstein, well as he knew English, could rarely catch the joke; but he could see at least that these must be choice specimens of that American humour admired and practised by a whole continent and yet to be rendered accessible to a trained diplomatist, clearly, but by some special and incalculable revelation.
He was a brilliant conversationalist, as was to be expected from a successful diplomatist, even under unstimulating conditions.
The world must remain in a reverent doubt as to whether he would, on the same principles, have presented a diplomatist to a dipsomaniac or a ratiocinator to a rat catcher.
If you are ready we will start at once for Woking, and see this diplomatist who is in such evil case, and the lady to whom he dictates his letters.
By nature taciturn, he now merely growled occasionally like a bear, and glared contemptuously upon the "beggar," who, being somewhat of a man of the world, and a diplomatist, tried to insinuate himself into the bear's good graces.
She was the diplomatist of Tipton and Freshitt, and for anything to happen in spite of her was an offensive irregularity.
Still, you are a fellow countryman and a budding diplomatist.

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