Definition of undiplomatic in English:



  • Being or appearing insensitive and tactless.

    ‘the king's reply was undiplomatic’
    ‘his arrogant and undiplomatic manner’
    • ‘Let's take the most undiplomatic person in the world and make him our top diplomat.’
    • ‘‘If there is a situation in which an ambassador should act in an undiplomatic manner, this is it,’ he said.’
    • ‘Such undiplomatic candidness will have caused unwanted ripples inside the Home Office.’
    • ‘I have to admit, by this stage, I had no qualms whatsoever about being undiplomatic.’
    • ‘In a most undiplomatic manner, he grabbed all the papers from the twins and stuffed them back inside the bag.’
    • ‘A most undiplomatic foreign minister has been sent packing.’
    • ‘The Swedish Government has of course complained about this undiplomatic behaviour.’
    • ‘But his strange ways to dress and his undiplomatic bluntness made him many enemies.’
    • ‘He actually is the Chief Diplomatic Officer, except for our presently undiplomatic incumbent there.’
    • ‘This may be undiplomatic language but, given the gravity of the situation, no other word will suffice.’
    • ‘This undiplomatic language is just not allowed inside the EU.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now, in order to be absolutely truthful, I should be very undiplomatic.’
    • ‘The obvious is not underscored, for it is undiplomatic to do so, and opens vulnerabilities to the right.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While John might have been undiplomatic, I think he's right on this one.’
    • ‘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.’’
    insensitive, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking, indelicate, impolitic, indiscreet, unsubtle, clumsy, heavy-handed, graceless, awkward, unpolished, inept, bungling, maladroit, gauche, undiscerning, unsophisticated
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