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DIPLOMATIC

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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)


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Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of diplomacy

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

diplomatic immunity

Pertainym:

diplomacy (negotiation between nations)


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Meaning:

Skilled in dealing with sensitive matters or people

Synonyms:

diplomatical; diplomatic

Similar:

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

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

Also:

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

Antonym:

undiplomatic (not skilled in dealing with others)


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