from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments.
- n. One who uses skill and tact in dealing with others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is accredited, such as an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments or international organisations
- n. Someone who uses skill and tact in dealing with other people
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A diplomatist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is employed or skilled in diplomacy; a diplomatist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who deals tactfully with others
- n. an official engaged in international negotiations
"In the 21st century, a diplomat is as likely to meet with a tribal elder in a rural village as a counterpart in a foreign ministry, and is as likely to wear cargo pants as a pinstriped suit," Clinton writes.
When I look back on my career, I wonder at how often I have had to start by explaining what a diplomat is and what he does.
They live in their own world, where tax cuts increase revenue, where Saddam was a major supporter of al-Qaeda, where dividend cuts go mostly to the middle class, where an experienced career diplomat is a raving left-winger, etc.
Turkey pushes back against this characterization, and Ankara recalled its diplomat from the United States last month to protest the passage of a non-binding resolution in the House Foreign Relations Committee, which calls the 1915 killings a "genocide."
Isn't it funny that the only person who can be an effective diplomat is the husband of the Secretary of State?
He is not hinting; he is saying it was judicial activism in diplomat language.
That line from a diplomat is just too ridiculous to be believable.
The hallmark of a great diplomat is the ability to delegate jobs to others without the necessity of getting all the credit.
A Canadian diplomat is blunt: "Things are going worse for us than they have during the past four or five years - the Taliban controls more of our territory than before, and we have made no progress at all on corruption."
But every Latin American diplomat will see -- given the offensive character of Palmer's written statements -- that Venezuela cannot accept this nomination.