consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
The sense of touch; feeling.
The stroke in beating time.
Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances.
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.
the sense of touch; feeling
the stroke in beating time
sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
takt, n. adroitness in managing the feelings of persons dealt with: nice perception in seeing and doing exactly what is best in the circumstances: (mus.) the stroke in keeping time.—adjs. Tact′ful; Tac′tile, that may be touched or felt.—ns. Tactil′ity, state of being tactile: touchiness; Tac′tion, act of touching: sense of touch.—adj. Tact′less, without tact.—n. Tact′lessness.—adj. Tact′ūal, relating to, or derived from, the sense of touch.—adv. Tact′ūally.—n. Tact′us, the sense of touch. [L. tactus—tangĕre, tactum, to touch.]
The numerical value of tact in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of tact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Truth or tact You have to choose. Most times they are not compatible.
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies they are ready enough to tell them.
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