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1. Of, relating to, or involving diplomacy or diplomats.
2. Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
a. Of or relating to diplomatics.
b. Being an exact copy of the original: a diplomatic edition.

[French diplomatique, from New Latin diplōmaticus, from Latin diplōma, diplōmat-, letter of introduction; see diploma.]

dip′lo·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.diplomatically - with diplomacy; in a diplomatic manner; "he answered very diplomatically"
undiplomatically - without diplomacy; in an undiplomatic manner; "she declined the invitation undiplomatically"
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[ˌdɪpləˈmætɪkəlɪ] ADV [say, act] → diplomáticamente; [isolated] → desde el punto de vista diplomático
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adv (lit, fig: = tactfully) → diplomatisch; (= by diplomatic means)auf diplomatischem Wege; (= at a diplomatic level)auf diplomatischer Ebene
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[ˌdɪpləˈmætɪklɪ] advdiplomaticamente
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(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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"That he's going home some day to see his mother," I answered diplomatically.
"He ought to be glad to get you," said the secretary diplomatically.
Muda Saffir knew perfectly well that Bududreen had but diplomatically expressed a fear as to his own royal trustworthiness, but it did not anger him, since the charge was not a direct one; but what he did not know was of the heavy chest and Bududreen's desire to win the price of the girl and yet be able to save for himself a chance at the far greater fortune which he knew lay beneath that heavy oaken lid.
"You talk that fella talk I get cross too much along you," Van Horn bristled back, and then added, diplomatically, dipping into a half- case of tobacco sawed across and proffering a handful of stick tobacco: "Much better you smoke 'm up and talk 'm good fella talk."
"I beg pardon, I thought..." And there she paused diplomatically.
"If it were otherwise -- if he treated me diplomatically -- that is to say, like a man who wishes, by some means or other, to obtain a footing in the house, so that he may ultimately gain the power of dictating to its occupants -- he would, if it had been but once, have honored me with the smile which you extol so loudly; but no, he saw that I was unhappy, he understood that I could be of no use to him, and therefore paid no attention to me whatever.
I witnessed it all pa tiently, because the moment I came into the cuddy he had called upon me to stand by him--and this, it seems, I had diplomatically promised.
And after all, Sir Robert, why should you sacrifice your entire future rather than deal diplomatically with your enemy?
ASKED by a member of the public if he was a Blues or a Villa fan, the bishop replied: "My answer to this has always been, diplomatically, to support the team that is nearest to my front door and because my geography of Birmingham is not too great I'm not sure which one that will be.
Although he did add diplomatically ``Manchester is a close second''.
Of the entire experience, producer Paula Wagner diplomatically remarked that the show "has its own place in the sun."
In an interview with NBC News, Bush said; "I hope we can solve it diplomatically, but I will never take any option off the table".

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