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Lacking or exhibiting a lack of tact; bluntly inconsiderate or indiscreet.

tact′less·ly adv.
tact′less·ness n.
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Noun1.tactlessness - the quality of lacking tact
inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness - the quality of failing to be considerate of others
tact, tactfulness - consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
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[ˈtæktlɪsnɪs] Nfalta f de tacto



(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
References in classic literature ?
The context convinces me, however, that you have sinned rather through ignorance and tactlessness than through malice, so I am content to pass the matter by.
The tactlessness of these ministers shocked many people who were appalled by the massacre.
But they again betray an innate tactlessness - a member of a constitutional monarchy who says too much when he's meant to say nothing at all.
Andy, with outrageous tactlessness, in his attempt to be poetic, says, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
The majority of these attacks are due to enemy infiltration and impersonation, but some may be the result of ANSF soldiers retaliating against a coalition force Soldier's deliberate cultural tactlessness or their inability to avoid senseless competitive feuds.
Then say that her tactlessness is not so good, everyone is getting embarrassed and you don't want family members to judge or not like her.
Zec, now in his 90s, recalled how in 1955 the Chancellor Rab Butler, with all the genial tactlessness typical of dyed-in-the-ermine Tories, urged the electorate to adopt greater austerity measures, warning them: "We must not drop back into easy evenings with port wine and over-ripe pheasant.
Conspicuously and with superb English tactlessness, the only offering in English to Globe to Globe was the crassly jingoistic Henry V.
And by that I do mean the type of refreshing "incorrectness" you may find in a Daily Mail columnist but, rather, old-fashioned snobbery and tactlessness.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the tactlessness of BDP deputy Sebahat Tuncel --who slapped a police chief in the face-- would be examined.
The disinterested mother with "tender love for all her three children" (7) is made to seem absolutely so when faced with a character who might be considered the epitome of solipsistic tactlessness.
Pragmatism appears to be their main explanation while those who do not support this view cite its tactlessness and the potential negative effect on client-interpreter relations.