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.
We appreciate Pakistan for its tactfulness and insight not to join the Saudi-led Arab coalition to attack Yemen," Shamkhani said in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister's National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua in Islamabad on Wednesday.
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.
Personally, I admire Naji for his tactfulness and the politics of his work.
I try to walk the fine line between curiosity and tactfulness when it comes to talking politics at the dinner table.
Tactfulness will smooth the way when financial troubles erupt.
These include flexibility and self-discipline (Neumann Solow, 1981, 2000); good attention span, stamina, tactfulness, good sense of humour and good judgment (Frishberg, 1990); mentally and emotionally able to do the task (Humphrey and Alcorn, 1996); people (interpersonal) skills; and emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-control, self-motivation, empathy, confidence, flexibility, reliability, self-discipline, resilience, humility (Napier et al.
Virtues of this sort include tolerance, reasonableness, and tactfulness.
These are intellectual and political challenges which need to be tackled with some socio-cultural and political tactfulness otherwise the whole quotas agenda could easily be undermined.
Skopje must show more diplomatic wisdom and tactfulness in solving issues with its neighbors," said Zaev in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio Saturday.