Definitions for tacttækt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tacttækt(n.)

  1. a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult situations; diplomacy.

  2. a keen sense of what is appropriate or tasteful.

Origin of tact:

1150–1200; < L tāctus sense of touch <tag-, var. s. of tangere to touch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tact, tactfulness(noun)

    consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tact(noun)ækt

    the ability to use words carefully to avoid upsetting people

    You could have used a little more tact.

Wiktionary

  1. tact(Noun)

    The sense of touch; feeling.

  2. tact(Noun)

    The stroke in beating time.

  3. tact(Noun)

    Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances.

  4. tact(Noun)

    the ability to deal with embarrassing situation carefully and without doing or saying anything that will annoy or upset other people, Careful consideration in dealing with others to avoid giving offense, the ability to say right thing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tact(noun)

    the sense of touch; feeling

  2. Tact(noun)

    the stroke in beating time

  3. Tact(noun)

    sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances


Translations for tact

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tact(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.

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