undiplomatic

[ dip-luh-mat-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF undiplomatic
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And one reason for this is, that they have been informal and undiplomatic.

One reason for this is that they have been informal and undiplomatic.

To the undiplomatic mind of Douglas, our proper course was as clear as day.

The dark eyes were lifted over the spectacles, and went right into Frank's unprotected and undiplomatic heart.

The dark eyes were lifted over the spectacles and went right into Frank's unprotected and undiplomatic heart.

He was simplicity itself, and his undiplomatic bluntness bears witness to his honesty.

"There was a time, before I lived among them, when I believed the English to be a simple and undiplomatic nation," she said.

As the flood of vibration ceased, I began to curse aloud for the undiplomatic truths I had been forced to utter.

To cover this undiplomatic rudeness, Miss Leslie spoke somewhat hurriedly.

His Venezuela dispatch, however, was one of the most undiplomatic documents ever issued by the Department of State.

WORD ORIGIN

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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