Definitions for tactfulˈtækt fəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tact•ful*ˈtækt fəl(adj.)

  1. having or manifesting tact.

* Syn: See diplomatic.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tactful(adj)

    having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others

    "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"

  2. tactful, kid-glove(adj)

    showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people

    "by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone"; "a tactful way of correcting someone"; "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tactful(adjective)ˈtækt fəl

    using tact

    I tried to find a tactful way of refusing.; She tactfully suggested that we stop trying.


  1. tactful(Adjective)

    Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.

Translations for tactful

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


showing tact

a tactful person; tactful behaviour.

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