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"diplomacy" in British English

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diplomacynoun [U]

uk   /dɪˈpləʊ.mə.si/  us   /-ˈploʊ-/
C2 the ​management of ​relationships between ​countries: Diplomacy has so ​farfailed 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 ​publicthreats. Diplomacy is also the ​ability to ​control a ​difficultsituation 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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