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tact·ful

 (tăkt′fəl)
adj.
Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet: a tactful person; a tactful remark.

tact′ful·ly adv.
tact′ful·ness n.

tact•ful

(ˈtækt fəl)

adj.
having or manifesting tact.
[1860–65]
tact′ful•ly, adv.
tact′ful•ness, n.
syn: See diplomatic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tactful - having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"
considerate - showing concern for the rights and feelings of others; "friends considerate enough to leave us alone"
tactless, untactful - lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age"
2.tactful - showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people; "by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone"; "a tactful way of correcting someone"; "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"
diplomatical, diplomatic - using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people; "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"

tactful

tactful

adjective
Showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
Translations
لَبِقلَبِق، ذو كِياسَه
taktní
taktfuld
tahdikashienotunteinen
taktičan
tapintatos
háttvís
機転のきく
재치 있는
taktný
obziren
taktfull
มีไหวพริบดี
tế nhị

tactful

[ˈtæktfʊl] ADJ [person, behaviour, remark, question] → diplomático, discreto
she's very tactful; she's a very tactful persontiene mucho tacto, es muy diplomática or discreta
the tactful thing would have been to say nothinglo diplomático hubiese sido no decir nada
that wasn't a very tactful questionno fue una pregunta muy diplomática or discreta
he maintained a tactful silencemantuvo un discreto silencio

tactful

[ˈtæktfʊl] adjplein(e) de tact
to be tactful enough not to do sth → avoir le tact de ne pas faire qch
Uncle Nick was tactful enough not to mention the matter → Oncle Nick eut le tact de ne pas aborder le sujet.

tactful

adjtaktvoll; to be tactful about somethingetw mit Feingefühl behandeln; it was not the most tactful way to put it/of saying ites war nicht besonders taktvoll, es so auszudrücken; to be tactful with somebodytaktvoll mit jdm umgehen

tactful

[ˈtæktfʊl] adj (person) → pieno/a di tatto; (remark, reply) → discreto/a
to be tactful → avere tatto

tact

(tӕkt) noun
care and skill in one's behaviour to people, in order to avoid hurting or offending them. He showed tact in dealing with difficult customers.
ˈtactful adjective
showing tact. a tactful person; tactful behaviour.
ˈtactfully adverb
ˈtactfulness noun
tactless adjective
without tact. a tactless person/remark.
ˈtactlessly adverb
ˈtactlessness noun

tactful

لَبِق taktní taktfuld taktvoll διακριτικός diplomático tahdikas délicat taktičan avveduto 機転のきく 재치 있는 tactvol taktfull taktowny diplomático тактичный taktfull มีไหวพริบดี incelikli tế nhị 机智的

tactful

a. discreto-a
propio-a.
References in classic literature ?
He could make himself interesting by a tactful and rugged reserve set off by a grim, almost imperceptible, playfulness of tone and manner.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
And Johnny, like a true host, made the tactful remarks that enabled us to find mutual topics of conversation.
You must have it," said Miss Bartlett, part of whose travelling expenses were paid by Lucy's mother--a piece of generosity to which she made many a tactful allusion.
I shall never forget the tactful patience with which he persuaded him to take nourishment.
Once or twice he spoke sharply to Mildred, and since she was neither tactful nor patient she answered with temper, and they quarrelled.
Lady Ruth went back to her guests, and with the effortless ease of long training, she became once more the gracious and tactful hostess.
Much of all this was due to Miss Stacy's tactful, careful, broadminded guidance.
You needn't 'a' bothered to bring flowers," remarked that gracious and tactful lady; "the garden's always full of 'em here when it comes time.
He was ever a graceful man, diplomatic, tactful, and considerate.
He was starving for sympathy, which, with him, meant intelligent understanding; and he had yet to learn that Ruth's sympathy was largely sentimental and tactful, and that it proceeded from gentleness of nature rather than from understanding of the objects of her sympathy.
The Fynes, in their good-natured concern for the unlucky child of the man busied in stirring casually so many millions, spent the moments of their weekly reunion in wondering earnestly what could be done to defeat the most wicked of conspiracies, trying to invent some tactful line of conduct in such extraordinary circumstances.