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dip·lo·mat·ic

diplomatic

 
 
pronunciation:
dI pl mae tihk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to diplomats.
My uncle worked in England as a member of the diplomatic service.
definition 2: careful not to anger people or hurt their feelings.
It was diplomatic of him to call my mistake "unfortunate" rather than "stupid."
similar words:
delicate
derivation: diplomatically (adv.)