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A diplomat.
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a less common word for diplomat
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(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]
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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)
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[dɪˈpləʊmətɪst] Ndiplomático/a m/f
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I could remember the elated feeling and the soul-gripping cold of those tramway journeys taken into town to put what in diplomatic language is called pressure upon the good Hudig, with his warm fire, his armchair, his big cigar, and the never-failing suggestion in his good-natured voice: "I suppose in the end it is you they will appoint captain before the ship sails?" 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.
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.
The man walking with the lady was no other than the eminent Prince Borodino, who was at least as famous as a distinguished diplomatist ought to be, in the interests of what is called secret diplomacy.
Are you going to be a guardsman or a diplomatist?" asked Prince Andrew after a momentary silence.
"Then we shall have to wait two hours for the gentleman, and three for the diplomatist. I shall come back to dessert; keep me some strawberries, coffee, and cigars.
"Do not do anything of the sort; for were the gentleman a Montmorency, and the diplomatist a Metternich, we will breakfast at eleven; in the meantime, follow Debray's example, and take a glass of sherry and a biscuit."
This one is named Monk; he is an able general, considering he has never fought a battle; he is a skillful diplomatist, considering that he never speaks in public, and that having to say `good-day' to a man, he meditates twelve hours, and ends by saying `good-night;' which makes people exclaim `miracle!' seeing that it falls out correctly."
"Or else, what is much better, I deliver him up to King Charles, who, having no longer either a general or an army to fear, nor a diplomatist to trick him, will restore himself, and when once restored, will pay down to me the hundred thousand crowns in question.
The artful diplomatist and disciple of the Machiavellian Binkie!
"Stop, my dear ladies," said Pitt, the diplomatist. "With every deference to the opinion of my beloved and respected Lady Southdown, I think it would be quite unadvisable to commence so early upon serious topics with Miss Crawley.
He was a brilliant conversationalist, as was to be expected from a successful diplomatist, even under unstimulating conditions.
"You are very young, Monsieur Mordaunt, for this difficult task of ambassador, in which the oldest diplomatists often fail."

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