- The definition of diplomatic is someone who can be sensitive in dealing with others and who can achieve peaceful resolutions or facilitate discussion.
A person who doesn't take sides in a fight but who instead helps others to resolve their differences is an example of someone who is diplomatic.
- of official or original documents
- designating or of a copy or edition exactly reproducing an original document or manuscript
- of or connected with diplomacy
- tactful and adroit in dealing with people
Origin of diplomaticFrench diplomatique ; from Modern Latin diplomaticus ; from Classical Latin diploma (gen. diplomatis), diploma
- Of, relating to, or involving diplomacy or diplomats.
- Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
- a. Of or relating to diplomatics.b. Being an exact copy of the original: a diplomatic edition.
Origin of diplomaticFrench diplomatique, from New Latin diplōmaticus, from Latin diplōma, diplōmat-, letter of introduction; see diploma.
(comparative more diplomatic, superlative most diplomatic)
- Concerning the relationships between the governments of countries.
- She spent thirty years working for Canada's diplomatic service.
- Albania immediately severed diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe.
- Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
- Thoughtful corrections can be diplomatic as well as instructional.
- describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
- Relating to diplomatics, or the study of old texts; paleographic.
From French diplomatique.