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“diplomacy” in British English

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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)

“diplomacy” in American English

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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)