1 tact, tactfulness, adroitness, discretion:
She was able to get rid of that rude boor with her customary diplomacy.
2 statecraft, statesmanship, negotiation; intrigue, Machiavellianism, machination, manoeuvring or maneuvering:
Cardinal Richelieu is considered the founder of modern diplomacy.
1 managing international relations
careful, shrewd | ‘gunboat … ’
What they could not take by political intrigue they took by ‘gunboat diplomacy’ (= threatening military action).
| international | secret | personal
Churchill's highly personal diplomacy in seeking a meeting with the Russians
a crisis lying outside the scope of traditional diplomacy
| preventive | shuttle
a round of shuttle diplomacy between Washington and Brussels
| Anglo-French, European, Russian, etc.
VERB + DIPLOMACY
prefering to use diplomacy rather than force
DIPLOMACY + VERB
Behind the scenes a lot of secret diplomacy was going on.
We must try and resolve this situation through diplomacy rather than conflict.
2 skill in dealing with people
great | quiet
VERB + DIPLOMACY
We need someone who has tact and diplomacy.
| exercise, show, use
I thought you showed great diplomacy in dealing with him.
| call for, need, require
Trying to get the divorced couple to agree calls for a great deal of diplomacy.
The way forward in this situation is by diplomacy and negotiation.
| with ~
She handled the awkward situation with her usual quiet diplomacy.
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