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diplomacy

[ dih-ploh-muh-see ]
/ dɪˈploʊ mə si /
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noun
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.
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Origin of diplomacy

1790–1800; <French diplomatie (with t pronounced as s), equivalent to diplomatediplomat + -ie-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM diplomacy

non·di·plo·ma·cy, nounpre·di·plo·ma·cy, nounsu·per·di·plo·ma·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for diplomacy

diplomacy
/ (dɪˈpləʊməsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
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

Word Origin for diplomacy

C18: from French diplomatie, from diplomatique diplomatic
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