Definition of 'detente'
Example sentences containing 'detente'
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She was going no matter what he said, but they had achieved détente and she would prefer to maintain it. DEATH OF A NYMPH (2002)They won't send you to prison, and there's always détente ,' he said. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)`He took every opportunity to denounce détente as a Soviet trick, for example, even when his own party was in favour of it. DOUBLE DECEIT (2002)
His proposal for détente is seen by my government as a sign that we can reach a broad international understanding. WITHOUT REMORSE (2002)
Translations for 'detente'
British English: detente NOUN
Detente is a state of friendly relations between two countries when previously there had been problems between them.
...their desire to pursue a policy of detente.
Definition of detente from the Collins English Dictionary
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