détente or de·tente[ dey-tahnt; French dey-tahnt ]
noun, plural dé·tentes [dey-tahnts; French dey-tahnt]
1. a relaxing of tension, especially between nations, as by negotiations or agreements.
WORDS RELATED TO DETENTE
policy, pause, precaution, easement
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Origin: From French, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at detent
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DETENTE
If Obama's strategy is to dial back the blue/red civil war to a detente, Franken's is to escalate it to World War III.
AL FRANKEN IS THE RIGHT'S NEW PUNCHING BAG|BENJAMIN SARLIN|JANUARY 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The Ambassador quite appreciated that the purpose of the mission was to create a detente, as distinguished from an entente.
NEW YORK TIMES CURRENT HISTORY: THE EUROPEAN WAR, VOL. 8, PT. 2, NO. 1, JULY 1918|VARIOUS
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