tactfulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tactfulness - consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
considerateness, thoughtfulness, consideration - kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no consideration for her feelings"
finesse, diplomacy, discreetness, delicacy - subtly skillful handling of a situation
savoir-faire, address - social skill
tactlessness - the quality of lacking tact

tactfulness

noun
The ability to say and do the right thing at the right time:
Translations
لَباقَه، كِياسَه
taktnost
taktfuldhed
tapintatosság
háttvísi
taktnosť
anlayışlılıkincelik

tactfulness

[ˈtæktfʊlnɪs] Ntacto m, discreción f

tactfulness

nTakt m; (of person)Feingefühl nt

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
References in classic literature ?
The great effectiveness of 'The Spectator's' preaching was due largely to its tactfulness. The method was never violent denunciation, rather gentle admonition, suggestion by example or otherwise, and light or humorous raillery.
She was equally untrammelled in her actions; and as her tactfulness proceeded from genuine humanity, her bodily vigour remained remarkable and her superiority was serene and cordial, three generations had admired her infinitely, and the last she was likely to see had pronounced her a wonderful woman.
President Masisi said Kenyans declared publicly that they were mightily impressed at the resolve, strength, commitment and the tactfulness of the Botswana delegation.
What Jaguar lacked was the tactfulness and the decorum to handle such a delicate matter, and his loose lips have left in their trail a diplomatic hailstorm that might have unintended consequences.
It needs a lot of tactfulness on the part of a physician who has to exercise considerable prudence and act with circumspection in breaking the news of his serious illness to a patient.
Reiterating that the entire Iranian establishment, especially the Leader, have complete trust in Zarif, Rouhani urged his foreign minister to continue the path he has taken with more vigor and tactfulness.
Mikolas tactfulness is one to admire with his 18 wins and 2.83 ERA he made the second highest ground balls in the majors last season.
The opposition needsto counter thePTI's infantile politics by display of a greater sense of responsibility, more tactfulness and patience.
Meanwhile, Sara Abdel Rahman's facial expressions portrayed what appeared as detachment from reality, whereas veteran artist Yousra displayed beauty and tactfulness. Born on January 15, 1987, Hayman graduated from Misr University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Mass Communication in 2008 where he specialized in broadcasting.
If, indeed, the banking players have any sense of decorum, we would have expected that they first handled depositors', and later the central banks' bail out cash with tactfulness!
But she was guilty of the same tactfulness in her own responses to Adams playing.
Valentine admitted to R that Havana activation required a lot of tactfulness, financial resources and contributions from all quarters to come to fruition, as it's not just a run-of-the-mill show.