diplomacy[də plō′mə sē]
- When you negotiate or broker a deal between two parties who are angry, this is an example of a time where you have shown diplomacy.
- When a president sits down to talk to the president of another foreign country in order to try to resolve a tense situation, this is an example of a time when diplomacy is necessary.
Diplomacy is defined as the skill for dealing with people effectively in a positive way including the foreign relations with other countries.
- the conducting of relations between nations, as in building up trade, making treaties, etc.
- skill in doing this
- skill in dealing with people; tact
Origin of diplomacyFrench diplomatie ; from diplomate: see diplomat
- The art or practice of conducting international relations, as in negotiating alliances, treaties, and agreements.
- Tact or skill in dealing with people: Placating the angry customer required delicate diplomacy.
- The art and practice of conducting international relations by negotiating alliances, treaties, agreements etc., bilaterally or multilaterally, between states and sometimes international organisms, or even between policies with varying status, such as those of monarchs and their princely vassals
- National diplomacy typically deploys its dexterity to secure advantage for one's nation.
- Tact and subtle skill in dealing with people so as to avoid or settle hostility.