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 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 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, BostonGlobe.com, "Enjoy the lunch, but hold the private details," 14 Jan. 2020 The song does not require such a tactless thematic assist from PowerPoint. Lee Williams | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "This ‘West Side Story’ is too heavy on politics, too light on poetry," 14 Oct. 2019 This is not to say that Sanders has never been the subject of tactless, sexist remarks. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Michelle Wolf’s Joke About Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Eye Makeup Wasn’t Bad!," 29 Apr. 2018

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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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16 Mar 2020

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“Tactless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactless. Accessed 9 Apr. 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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