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Meaning of DIPLOMACY

Pronunciation:  di'plowmusee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  subtly skillful handling of a situation
  2. [n]  wisdom in the management of public affairs
  3. [n]  negotiation between nations

DIPLOMACY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: delicacy, diplomatic negotiations, discreetness, finesse, statecraft, statesmanship
 See Also: dialogue, dollar diplomacy, gunboat diplomacy, negotiation, power politics, SALT, shuttle diplomacy, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, tact, tactfulness, talks, wisdom, wiseness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*plo"ma*cy\, n. [F. diplomatie. This word, like
supremacy, retains the accent of its original. See
1. The art and practice of conducting negotiations between
   nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the
   methods and forms usually employed.

2. Dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact.

3. The body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the
   diplomatic body. [R.] --Burke.

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