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diplomaticadjective

 us   /ˌdɪp·ləˈmæt̬·ɪk/
politics & government involving the ​management of ​relationships between ​countries: He ​began the diplomatic ​discussions that resulted in the ​establishment of ​NATO. politics & government If you say that someone is diplomatic, you ​mean that the ​person is ​able to ​control a ​difficultsituation without ​upsetting anyone: Lawyers should be diplomatic in ​dealing with a ​judge.
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diplomaticadjective

uk   /ˌdɪp.ləˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈmæt̬-/
C1 involvingdiplomats or the ​management of the ​relationships between ​countries: diplomatic ​negotiationsC2 approving acting in a way that does not ​causeoffence: Ask him ​nicely - be diplomatic.
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adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
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