Origin of diplomatic
Examples from the Web for undiplomatic
She is frequently described in the press with such adjectives as “brusque,” “aggressive,” and “undiplomatic in the extreme.”Susan Rice’s Personality 'Disorder'
December 12, 2012
And one reason for this is, that they have been informal and undiplomatic.Men of Our Times
Harriet Beecher Stowe
One reason for this is that they have been informal and undiplomatic.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
To the undiplomatic mind of Douglas, our proper course was as clear as day.Stephen A. Douglas
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.My Novel, Complete
- lacking in diplomacy
- of or relating to diplomacy or diplomats
- skilled in negotiating, esp between states or people
- tactful in dealing with people
- of or relating to diplomatics
Word Origin and History for undiplomatic
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.