Synonyms for diplomatic
Antonyms for diplomatic
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Mr. Davis conducted the diplomatic relations with the Mamunds.
"It was in the diplomatic school he was taught that art," said Mr. Devereux.
I simply looked as diplomatic training can teach any one to look.
To-day at the Vatican, he keeps on a footing of diplomatic reserve.
It was in my diplomatic capacity that I first became acquainted with him.
The diplomatic body wore the dresses of their respective Courts.
Or if he did, he was diplomatic enough not to jeopardize his post by babbling of it to me.
On the whole he had inclined towards the Diplomatic Service.
It is not, then, a diplomatic representation; it is not an embassy.
And now, in an easy, diplomatic way, he took his turn at questioning.
1711, "pertaining to documents, texts, charters," from Medieval Latin diplomaticus, from diplomat-, stem of diploma (see diploma).
Meaning "pertaining to international relations" is recorded from 1787, apparently a sense evolved in 18c. from the use of diplomaticus in Modern Latin titles of collections of international treaties, etc., in which the word referred to the "texts" but came to be felt as meaning "pertaining to international relations." In the general sense of "tactful and adroit," it dates from 1826. Related: Diplomatically.
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