HyperDic: tactful

English > 2 senses of the word tactful:
ADJECTIVEalltactfulhaving or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
alltactful, kid-gloveshowing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
tactful > pronunciation
Soundstae'ktfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > tactful: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others.
Examples
  • "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"
  • "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"
Narrowerdiscerning, discreetunobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
See alsoconsiderateshowing concern for the rights and feelings of others
Oppositetactless, untactfullacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
Spanishdiplomático, discreto
Catalandiplomàtic, discret
Nounstactfulnessconsideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
Adverbstactfullyshowing tact or tactfulness
English > tactful: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people.
Example "a tactful way of correcting someone"
Synonymkid-glove
Broaderdiplomatic, diplomaticalUsing or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
Nounstactfulnessconsideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

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