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UK [ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk] / US adjective
1) relating to the profession or skill of preserving or creating friendly relationships between countries

a diplomatic mission

diplomatic sources (= diplomats):

According to diplomatic sources, elections there have been cancelled.

Nouns frequently used with diplomatic
▪  activity, channel, initiative, link, mission, recognition, service, source
2) able to deal with people in a sensitive way that does not upset or offend them

a diplomatic answer

Derived word:
UK [ˌdɪpləˈmætɪklɪ] / US adverb

"I think I'll take Jane home now," Ray said diplomatically.

English dictionary. 2014.

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