tactful

adjective tact·ful \ ˈtakt-fəl \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of tactful

: having or showing tact

tactfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

tactfulness

noun

Examples of tactful in a Sentence

  1. He gave a tactful critique of her story.

  2. It was tactful of her not to criticize me in front of my boss.

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First Known Use of tactful

1864


TACTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

tactful

adjective

Definition of tactful for English Language Learners

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


TACTFUL Defined for Kids

tactful

adjective tact·ful \ ˈtakt-fəl \

Definition of tactful for Students

: having or showing the ability to do or say things without offending other people

tactfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

tactfulness

noun


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