diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations(noun)
negotiation between nations
delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)
subtly skillful handling of a situation
statesmanship, statecraft, diplomacy(noun)
wisdom in the management of public affairs
The art and practice of conducting international relations by negotiating alliances, treaties, agreements etc., bilaterally or multilaterally, between states and sometimes international organisms, or even between policies with varying status, such as those of monarchs and their princely vassals
National diplomacy typically deploys its dexterity to secure advantage for one's nation.
Tact and subtle skill in dealing with people so as to avoid or settle hostility.
Origin: From diplomatie, from as if *, from diploma; see diploma.
the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed
dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact
the body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the diplomatic body
Origin: [F. diplomatie. This word, like supremacy, retains the accent of its original. See Diploma.]
Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states. It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peace-making, trade, war, economics, culture, environment, and human rights. International treaties are usually negotiated by diplomats prior to endorsement by national politicians. In an informal or social sense, diplomacy is the employment of tact to gain strategic advantage or to find mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge, one set of tools being the phrasing of statements in a non-confrontational, or polite manner. The scholarly discipline of diplomatics, dealing with the study of old documents, derives its name from the same source, but its modern meaning is quite distinct from the activity of diplomacy.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
di-plō′ma-si, n. the art of negotiation, esp. of treaties between states: political skill.—n. Diplomat′ic, a minister at a foreign court: (pl.) the science of deciphering ancient writings, as charters, decrees, &c.—paleography.—adjs. Diplomat′ic, -al, pertaining to diplomacy: skilful in negotiation.—adv. Diplomat′ically.—v.i. and v.t. Diplō′matise, to practise, or effect by, diplomacy.—ns. Diplō′matist, Dip′lōmat, one skilled in diplomacy; Diplomatol′ogy, the study or science of diplomatics, charters, decrees, &c.—Diplomatic corps, or Corps diplomatique, the whole body of foreign diplomatists resident at any court.
The Roycroft Dictionary
An endeavor to side-step Nemesis.
The numerical value of diplomacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of diplomacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Diplomacy is to do and say, The nastiest thing in the nicest way.
Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
With grandiosity, they announce resets and disengage, hashtag campaigns replace actual diplomacy and engagement. Personal diplomacy and maturity is replaced by leaks and personal disparagement.
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Translations for diplomacy
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- дипломация, тактBulgarian
- diplomàciaCatalan, Valencian
- diplomatia, tahdikkuusFinnish
- bellum gereretur,Latin
- diplomatiNorwegian Nynorsk
- diplomacija, diplomatija, дипломатија, дипломацијаSerbo-Croatian
- khoa ngoại giaoVietnamese
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