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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 difficult situation without upsetting anyone: Lawyers should be diplomatic in dealing with a judge.
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diplomaticadjective

uk   /ˌdɪp.ləˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌdɪp.ləˈmæt̬.ɪk/
C1 involving diplomats or the management of the relationships between countries: diplomatic negotiations
C2 approving acting in a way that does not cause offence: Ask him nicely - be diplomatic.

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adverb uk   /ˌdɪp.ləˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌdɪp.ləˈmæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
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