She is frequently described in the press with such adjectives as “brusque,” “aggressive,” and “undiplomatic in the extreme.”
As the flood of vibration ceased, I began to curse aloud for the undiplomatic truths I had been forced to utter.
To the undiplomatic mind of Douglas, our proper course was as clear as day.
He was simplicity itself, and his undiplomatic bluntness bears witness to his honesty.
The dark eyes were lifted over the spectacles, and went right into Frank's unprotected and undiplomatic heart.
His excellency was reading her a little sermon on her undiplomatic utterances in the other room a short time ago.
The dark eyes were lifted over the spectacles and went right into Frank's unprotected and undiplomatic heart.
"There was a time, before I lived among them, when I believed the English to be a simple and undiplomatic nation," she said.
To cover this undiplomatic rudeness, Miss Leslie spoke somewhat hurriedly.
With a startled jump, Molly came out of her brown study and returned the natural but undiplomatic answer: "I'm the housekeeper."
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.