- British Older Use. a Foreign Office employee officially engaged as a diplomat.
- a person who is astute and tactful in any negotiation or relationship.
Origin of diplomatist
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Examples from the Web for diplomatist
But I, Sir, am a diplomatist of many years' standing, and this is not enough for me.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
You see that even the bow of a diplomatist is a serious business!Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Alexander Hill Everett, an American scholar and diplomatist.
He followed the Dogana's relative softly, like a diplomatist.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
Or on an embassy as a diplomatist, I presume, by securing friends in place of enemies?The Memorabilia
- a less common word for diplomat
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