un·​tact·​ful ˌən-ˈtakt-fəl How to pronounce untactful (audio)
: not having or showing tact : not tactful
untactful remarks
untactfully adverb
untactfully asking personal questions
untactfulness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untactful was in 1860

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“Untactful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untactful. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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