from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not tactful or diplomatic.

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  • adj. not diplomatic or tactful
  • adj. lacking sensitivity or the skill of dealing with others

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not skilled in dealing with others


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  • Still ahead, what some re calling undiplomatic moves from the U.S. 'top diplomats.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2007

  • In a world in which sometimes people have got the oil we need or don't like us, kind of undiplomatic way of putting it, it means we got a national security issue.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2006

  • The newspaper quoted diplomatic sources as saying that Zambia would have no choice but to declare Saudubray persona non-grata if he repeated his "undiplomatic" conduct.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Actually, Colin Powell wrote a very appropriate and unusually "undiplomatic" Op/Ed in The New York Times, laying out the human-rights case against Mugabe and talking about the steps the U.S. and Europe were taking and how we needed help from our African allies.

    Life in Mugabe-ville

  • Asked about Kan's statements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said they were "undiplomatic" and contrasted sharply with the positive tone of a meeting between Kan and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Yokohama last fall.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday demanded an apology from Germany for the "undiplomatic" remarks made by a German parliamentary delegation about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during a recent visit to the state.

    The Times of India

  • Chernomyrdin was under threat of expulsion in February over what Ukrainian authorities said were "undiplomatic" statements critical of Kiev's policies.

    RIA Novosti

  • "undiplomatic" and unhelpful, particularly those suggesting that he, Tsvangirai was an obstacle to talks or that Mugabe had to be recognised as the legitimate winner of the 2001 presidential poll

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Whatever it might be in our imaginations, it spells" undiplomatic "in the kind of rough and ready capital letters found stencilled on to the side of tanks, armoured cars and military trucks.

    Planetizen - Urban Planning, Design and Development Network

  • I think Papandreou is making this political, which is disrespectful: he just wants to pep up his polls, and that in a very undiplomatic manner.

    Athens backs villagers' fight for German compensation over 1944 SS massacre


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