adjective \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



Next Word in the Dictionary: tactic (noun)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tact
All Words Near: tactful

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tactful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).