tactless

adjective
tact·​less | \ ˈtakt-ləs How to pronounce tactless (audio) \

Definition of tactless

: marked by lack of tact tactless comments tactless methods

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Other Words from tactless

tactlessly adverb
tactlessness noun

Examples of tactless in a Sentence

made a tactless remark about how the woman's dress had that “homemade” look
Recent Examples on the Web This is just a more tactless articulation of the same belief system our cities operate on today. Apoorva Tadepalli, The New Republic, "A Radical Movement to Take Back Our Cities," 11 Aug. 2020 April 7, 2020 The same goes for clueless, kilt-wearing dullard Sidney (Tim Key); Amanda’s aggressively insecure boyfriend, Chaz (Allan Mustafa); and the gabby, tactless Rebecca (Aisling Bea). Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Olivia Munn-Sam Claflin rom-com ‘Love Wedding Repeat’ doomed by high-concept mess," 10 Apr. 2020 However, what your cohorts are doing is not mindless, tactless talk. Tribune, Detroit Free Press, "Enjoy the lunch, but hold the private details," 15 Jan. 2020 However, what your cohorts are doing is not mindless, tactless talk. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Older friends in ‘morbid competition’ about loved ones’ deaths or just sharing?," 15 Jan. 2020 However, what your cohorts are doing is not mindless, tactless talk. Tribune, Detroit Free Press, "Enjoy the lunch, but hold the private details," 15 Jan. 2020 However, what your cohorts are doing is not mindless, tactless talk. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Older friends in ‘morbid competition’ about loved ones’ deaths or just sharing?," 15 Jan. 2020 However, what your cohorts are doing is not mindless, tactless talk. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Older friends in ‘morbid competition’ about loved ones’ deaths or just sharing?," 15 Jan. 2020 However, what your cohorts are doing is not mindless, tactless talk. Tribune, Detroit Free Press, "Enjoy the lunch, but hold the private details," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of tactless

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tactless was circa 1847

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“Tactless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactless. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for tactless

tactless

adjective
How to pronounce tactless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tactless

: tending to offend or upset people : not showing or having tact

tactless

adjective
tact·​less | \ ˈtakt-ləs How to pronounce tactless (audio) \

Kids Definition of tactless

: having or showing no tact

Other Words from tactless

tactlessly adverb
tactlessness noun

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