diplomat

diplomat
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. envoy, ambassador; statesman; foreign-service officer.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An accredited representative abroad]
Syn. ambassador, consul, minister, statesman, diplomatist, plenipotentiary, ambassadorial representative, consular representative, member of the diplomatic corps, legate, nuncio, emissary, envoy, attach?, agent, expert on international affairs, shuttle diplomat, cabinet member, charg? d'affaires, charg?; see also representative 1 , statesman .
2. [A suave or tactful person]
Syn. politician, strategist, tactician, statesman, negotiator, intermediary, mediator, peacemaker, conciliator, Machiavelli, Machiavellian, propagandist, bargainer, cosmopolitan, manipulator, artful dodger, apple polisher*, smoothie*; see also judge 2 .
Ant. bungler*, fumbler, clod.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
ambassador, statesman, envoy, consul, representative, politician, negotiator, mediator, go-between, minister, emissary, attache. ''A man who says 'perhaps' when he means no.''—Elbert Hubbard. ''A person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.''—Caskie Stinnett. ''An honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.''—Henry Wooton.

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  • diplomat — 1813, from Fr. diplomate, a back formation from diplomatique (see DIPLOMATIC (Cf. diplomatic)) on model of aristocrate from aristocratique …   Etymology dictionary

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