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Being or appearing insensitive and tactless:‘the king's reply was undiplomatic’‘his arrogant and undiplomatic manner’
insensitive, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking, indelicate, undiplomatic, impolitic, indiscreet, unsubtle, clumsy, heavy-handed, graceless, awkward, unpolished, inept, bungling, maladroit, gauche, undiscerning, unsophisticatedView synonyms
- ‘Few premiers are so undiplomatic as to say it publicly but commentators and ordinary people across the continent are loud and proud in voicing support for the Democrat.’
- ‘This may be undiplomatic language but, given the gravity of the situation, no other word will suffice.’
- ‘It's nice to see that what was once considered to be an impolite and undiplomatic term has now been so widely accepted by its targets.’
- ‘Such undiplomatic candidness will have caused unwanted ripples inside the Home Office.’
- ‘Now, in order to be absolutely truthful, I should be very undiplomatic.’
- ‘The Swedish Government has of course complained about this undiplomatic behaviour.’
- ‘On the face of it, it is a little undiplomatic for a Foreign Office Minister to suggest that the British have a monopoly on rational and civilised behaviour.’
- ‘A most undiplomatic foreign minister has been sent packing.’
- ‘The attacks are not only undiplomatic but are extremely embarrassing to many people including the thousands of workers employed as a result of Chinese investment here.’
- ‘Let's take the most undiplomatic person in the world and make him our top diplomat.’
- ‘This undiplomatic language is just not allowed inside the EU.’
- ‘‘If there is a situation in which an ambassador should act in an undiplomatic manner, this is it,’ he said.’
- ‘In the undiplomatic language of my old neighborhood, put up or shut up.’
- ‘In another subsequent speech he said, ‘Some worry that it is somehow undiplomatic or impolite to speak the language of right and wrong.’’
- ‘He actually is the Chief Diplomatic Officer, except for our presently undiplomatic incumbent there.’
- ‘I have to admit, by this stage, I had no qualms whatsoever about being undiplomatic.’
- ‘While John might have been undiplomatic, I think he's right on this one.’
- ‘The obvious is not underscored, for it is undiplomatic to do so, and opens vulnerabilities to the right.’
- ‘But his strange ways to dress and his undiplomatic bluntness made him many enemies.’
- ‘In a most undiplomatic manner, he grabbed all the papers from the twins and stuffed them back inside the bag.’
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