the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.
the art or science of conducting such negotiations.
skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is little or no ill will; tact: Seating one's dinner guests often calls for considerable diplomacy.
- non·di·plo·ma·cy, noun
- pre·di·plo·ma·cy, noun
- su·per·di·plo·ma·cy, noun
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How to use diplomacy in a sentence
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.
Indeed, it's unclear what, if any, benefits the average Cuban will reap from increased diplomacy between the two countries.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor | Michael Moynihan | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The British Museum claims that “cultural diplomacy” can somehow discourage human rights violators.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin | Geoffrey Robertson | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I called it “ding-dong diplomacy”; Governor Richardson wisely pointed out that “basketball diplomacy” is better than none.
To date, much of the details of the diplomacy and even the interim deal between Iran and the West are shrouded in secrecy.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama | Eli Lake | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This Committee shall be divided into three sections, viz.:—Of diplomacy; of the navy; and of the army.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
But, though a capital sabreur, he was evidently not made to solve questions in diplomacy.
Without any training in or natural bent for diplomacy, Aguinaldo had not the faintest idea of what foreign “protection” signified.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
As for me, I thought that "All right—come on," a magnificent example of Scotch diplomacy and humour.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
In the conduct of his foreign relations, the Bruce proved himself an adept in diplomacy.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for diplomacy
the conduct of the relations of one state with another by peaceful means
skill in the management of international relations
tact, skill, or cunning in dealing with people
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