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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diplomatic mean? 

DIPLOMATIC (adjective)
  The adjective DIPLOMATIC has 2 senses:

1. relating to or characteristic of diplomacy
2. skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people

  Familiarity information: DIPLOMATIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DIPLOMATIC (adjective)

Sense 1diplomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to or characteristic of diplomacy

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Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

diplomatic immunity


diplomacy (negotiation between nations)

Sense 2diplomatic [BACK TO TOP]


Skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people


diplomatical; diplomatic


bland; politic; smooth; suave (smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication)

kid-glove; tactful (showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people)


politic (marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness)


undiplomatic (not skilled in dealing with others)

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