Definition of tactless
: marked by lack of tact tactless comments tactless methods
Examples of tactless in a Sentence
made a tactless remark about how the woman's dress had that “homemade” look
Recent Examples of tactless from the Web
As decoration, they are considered tacky; as gifts, tactless.
Alas, Madame Verdurin’s sinking feelings are not hers alone, since who among us isn’t implicated in this moment of tactless pleasure?
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First Known Use of tactless
TACTLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tactless for English Language Learners
: tending to offend or upset people : not showing or having tact
TACTLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of tactless for Students
: having or showing no tact
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