(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or characteristic of diplomacy

- diplomatic immunity

2. using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

- the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject

Similar word(s): bland, politic, smooth, suave, tactful, politic, diplomatical

Sentences with diplomatic as an adjective:

- She spent thirty years working for Canada's diplomatic service.

- Albania immediately severed diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe.

- Thoughtful corrections can be diplomatic as well as instructional.


1. The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.