Definition of


  1. (adj, all) showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    a tactful way of correcting someone
    the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill
  2. (adj, all) having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    a tactful remark eased her embarrassment

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Derivations: tactfulness

Origin of the word Tactful

  1. 1864, from tact + -ful. Related: Tactfully; tactfulness. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Tactful

tactfully, take the veil, tasteful, tastefully, test fly, text file, thoughtful, thoughtfully

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