The act of telling someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.
Typical U.S. diplomacy:

"Yeah, we've just killed 200,000 innocent civilians, but you gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet, right?
by C-Mills February 22, 2008
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The ability to be able to say "Good dog" while reaching for a beat-down stick
"That's cruel!"
"No, that's diplomacy."
by Anonymous June 30, 2003
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1) Is the ability to tell someone that they are full of shit and having them fully understanding and agreeing with you before you've finished explaining why.
2) Knowing how to sound like you agree with an opposing view while tactfully bringing the opposition around to your way of thinking.
Talking your way out of a traffic ticket takes tact and diplomacy.
by cunninglinguist April 26, 2005
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Resisting the urge to slap someone in the face and yell, "Liar!"

This is a quote from Susie Madrak, aka Urban Guerrilla, as posted at Crooks & Liars.
Clinton is only telling the truth as it suits the long-term Mideast strategy. For example, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ignored the settlement moratorium for which she's praising him -- but hey, that's what diplomacy is
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Vague threats balanced by obscure promises and photo-ops.
"We, uh, didn't know that bomb would do that. Sorry. Don't piss us off again, and we won't have to bother with this diplomacy bullshit."
by Schlichtinator July 17, 2006
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a bullshit deal that later gets broken
When your friend asks for money and promises to pay you back, thats diplomacy!
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An awesome Avalon-Hill board game of strategy, tactics, negotiation, and (best of all) backstabbing.

Players play any one of 7 pre-WWI European countries and try to take over the rest. Gameplay can be best described as a cross between Risk and chess. Risk, because of the map-based, multi-player world domination aspect, chess, because the strategies are complex even though the rules may be simple. In addition, like chess, Diplomacy is the only other board game with popularity in the play-by-mail or play-by-email form.
A backstab is often abbreviated as "stab."
Player 1: What'd you do that for!? I thought we agreed to DMZ the English Channel!
Player 2: All is fair in love, war and Diplomacy.
by moskatoe July 10, 2008
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