tactfulness


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Related to tactfulness: ebullience, aloof

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.
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.
That meeting signalled the new reality of American foreign policy; one that seeks to force its own agenda on long-time partners and allies with little notice to diplomatic tactfulness and long-term strategic goals.
My memory of it is the themes, the manner in which we held the discussions, the tactfulness and his absence of histrionics.
At that point, Askew says a campus administrator who oversees the campus custodians came up to him and commended him on his daughter's tactfulness.
Aggression may not be the right approach but tactfulness and seeking prompt assistance of law enforcement agencies can protect us from conmen.
The Filipino audience appreciated his humor, wit and tactfulness on stage,' she said.
Blair's tactfulness led to the resolution of the afore mentioned issue and the new provisions on Common Foreign and Security Policy and the single currency were made optional for Britain.
He said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the result of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's tactfulness, the Iranian nation's 10- to 12-year-long resistance during related nuclear talks and the policy employed by the Islamic Republic's establishment.
An unusual amount of tactfulness is required, combined with sympathy of the most helpful kind.
Steve Jobs, another game-changer not well known for tactfulness, developed this thing called an iPhone.
In the long run, my lack of tactfulness diminished my effectiveness by angering others and/or hurting their feelings.