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

TACTFULNESS Defined for Kids


adjective tact·ful \ˈtakt-fəl\

Definition of TACTFUL for Kids

:  having or showing the ability to do or say things without offending other people
tact·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
tact·ful·ness noun


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