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DIPLOMACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diplomacy mean? 

DIPLOMACY (noun)
  The noun DIPLOMACY has 3 senses:

1. negotiation between nations
2. subtly skillful handling of a situation
3. wisdom in the management of public affairs

  Familiarity information: DIPLOMACY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIPLOMACY (noun)


Sense 1diplomacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Negotiation between nations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

diplomacy; diplomatic negotiations

Hypernyms ("diplomacy" is a kind of...):

dialogue; negotiation; talks (a discussion intended to produce an agreement)

Domain member category:

convention ((diplomacy) an international agreement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diplomacy"):

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)

shuttle diplomacy (international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties)

Instance hyponyms:

SALT; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons)


Sense 2diplomacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subtly skillful handling of a situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

finesse; diplomacy; discreetness; delicacy

Hypernyms ("diplomacy" is a kind of...):

tact; tactfulness (consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offence)


Sense 3diplomacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wisdom in the management of public affairs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

statecraft; statesmanship; diplomacy

Hypernyms ("diplomacy" is a kind of...):

wisdom; wiseness (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)


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