What does it mean when we call a person as a diplomat
May 17, 2007 1:31am CST
is it just a word or a whole concept and is it good or is it on the negative side
10 Nov 12
A diplomat is a specific role, a representative of their country working in a foreign country such as an ambassador or envoy. However, we can use the term 'diplomatic' to describe someone who has skilfully solved a problem without causing a conflict, in which case the term would generally be positive. You could say "he is just being diplomatic" which could carry more negative connotations implying that someone was being less truthful or sly, but mostly I think it would be recognised as a positive word.