Definitions for diplomatˈdɪp ləˌmæt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word diplomat
an official engaged in international negotiations
a person who deals tactfully with others
A person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations
Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people
Origin: From diplomate, a back-formation from diplomatique, ultimately from δίπλωμα.
alt. of Diplomate
A diplomat is a person appointed by a state to conduct diplomacy with another state or international organization. The main functions of diplomats revolve around the representation and protection of the interests and nationals of the sending state, as well as the promotion of information and friendly relations. Diplomats are the oldest form of any of the foreign policy institutions of the state, predating by centuries foreign ministers and ministerial offices.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A man who says "perhaps" when he means no, as opposed to a woman who says "perhaps" when she means yes. (A man who says "no" is not a diplomat, and a woman who says "yes" is not a lady.)
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An international liar, with an elastic conscience and a rubber neck.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.
The Diplomat sits in silence, watching the world with his ears.
To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
It was very tough. We have to be very careful and sensitive when we deal with a diplomat.
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Translations for diplomat
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- diplomàtica, diplomàticCatalan, Valencian
- Diplomat, DiplomatinGerman
- diplomático, diplomáticaSpanish
- דיפלומטית, דיפלומטHebrew
- 外交官, 외교관Korean
- diplomatNorwegian Nynorsk
- диплома́тка, диплома́тRussian
- 家外交, nhà ngoại giaoVietnamese
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