[ dip-luh-mat-ik-lee ]


  1. in a way that relates to or makes use of diplomacy, or negotiations and other relations between nations:

    Earlier, attempts had been made to solve the dispute diplomatically through the Organization of American States.

  2. delicately or tactfully, so as not to offend:

    Even negative opinions or criticism can be framed positively and diplomatically.

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Other Words From

  • non·dip·lo·mat·i·cal·ly adverb
  • qua·si-dip·lo·mat·i·cal·ly adverb
  • un·dip·lo·mat·i·cal·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

These dinners set the standard for presidential and diplomatic dining in the early republic.

Other major nations and regions — some of which have also sidestepped scientific rigor in their hurry for an immunization shot — are instead engaged in a race of unprecedented proportions for global diplomatic and economic influence via vaccines.

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“ChAFTA was the high watermark of Australia-China relations, going back to 1972 when diplomatic relations began,” says Michael Shoebridge, director of the defense, strategy and national security program at the Australian Strategic Policy institute.

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Through it all, Fauci has been characteristically diplomatic.

For his part, Grenell said he’s been fighting within the State Department and the diplomatic community to say, “that’s a crazy idea” and the United States should be leading at the forefront of the issue.

The U.S. was wrong-footed diplomatically and militarily humbled.

He believed the more you aided Israel militarily, the more flexible they would be diplomatically.

U.S. policy is going down the drain in Syria diplomatically and militarily.

The result, to put it diplomatically, has been chaotic and not a little alarming as a matter of law—and medical ethics.

The Americans refuse to pay, saying the charge is a ‘tax’ from which they are diplomatically immune.

Observable, only, that Hotham and Dubourgay sat silent in the tripudiation; with faces diplomatically grave.

The Continental Powers diplomatically met the Czar on his own religious ground.

I asked him to fire it off: read it; read it, I diplomatically added, as only he could read dramatic poetry.

The young man, suffering from extreme nervous excitement, was in the worst possible mood to act diplomatically.

Briefly he explained the character of the meeting, but diplomatically he held back his real purpose in taking her to it.





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