• WordNet 3.6
    • n diplomatist an official engaged in international negotiations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diplomatist A person employed in, or skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat. "In ability, Avaux had no superior among the numerous able diplomatists whom his country then possessed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diplomatist A person officially employed in international intercourse, as an ambassador or a minister; in general, one versed in the art of diplomacy; a diplomat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Diplomatist one skilled in diplomacy
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist -- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. diplomatiste, a student of diplomatics


In literature:

Diplomatists seldom desire to be comprehended; but occasionally, when they do, how luminously plain they can be!
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
Nelson, it is clear, was a shrewd diplomatist as well as a great sailor.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Yesterday the Nuncio called together all the diplomatists still here, and they determined to try to communicate with Bismarck.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
That is something the diplomatists call an unfriendly act, monsieur.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
But, at the end of a quarter of an hour's practice, the artist in the choir-master entirely overcame the diplomatist.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
London felt very uncomfortable when, in July, a Canadian paper published an alleged conversation between a Japanese and an English diplomatist.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Kings and diplomatists talk of "forming alliances" when they make weddings; but indeed every wedding is primarily an alliance.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
A troubled look spread over the broad face of that provincial diplomatist, Mr. Foster the maltster; he knew where the danger lay.
"Quisanté" by Anthony Hope
Busbecq was an excellent scholar, a graceful writer and a clever diplomatist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
I suggested that it might be Sir Henry Pottinger, the celebrated diplomatist and Colonial Governor.
"At the Sign of the Barber's Pole" by William Andrews