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diplomacynoun [U]

uk   /dɪˈpləʊ.mə.si/ us   /dɪˈploʊ.mə.si/
C2 the management of relationships between countries: Diplomacy has so far failed to bring an end to the fighting.
C2 approving skill in dealing with people without offending or upsetting them: It took all her tact and diplomacy to persuade him not to resign.
(Definition of diplomacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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diplomacynoun [U]

us   /dəˈploʊ·mə·si/
politics & government the management of relationships between countries: Quiet diplomacy is sometimes better than public threats.
Diplomacy is also the ability to control a difficult situation without upsetting anyone: It took all her diplomacy to persuade him not to resign.
(Definition of diplomacy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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