tactless

play
adjective tact·less \ˈtakt-ləs\

Definition of tactless

  1. :  marked by lack of tact tactless comments tactless methods

tactlessly

adverb

tactlessness

noun

Examples of tactless in a Sentence

  1. made a tactless remark about how the woman's dress had that homemade look

Recent Examples of tactless from the Web

These example sentences are collected from online sources. Help us improve them by sending feedback.

Circa 1847

First Known Use of tactless

circa 1847


TACTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

tactless

play
adjective tact·less \ˈtakt-ləs\

Definition of tactless for English Language Learners

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


TACTLESS Defined for Kids

tactless

play
adjective tact·less \ˈtakt-ləs\

Definition of tactless for Students

  1. :  having or showing no tact

tactlessly

adverb

tactlessness

noun


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!