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tactful

tactful

adjective tact·ful \ˈtakt-fəl\

: careful not to offend or upset other people : having or showing tact

Full Definition of TACTFUL

:  having or showing tact
tact·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
tact·ful·ness noun

Examples of TACTFUL

  1. He gave a tactful critique of her story.
  2. It was tactful of her not to criticize me in front of my boss.

First Known Use of TACTFUL

1864

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