- 1careful not to say or do anything that will annoy or upset other people synonym diplomatic
- 2 That wasn't a very tactful thing to say! I tried to find a tactful way of telling her the truth. It might be more tactful if you didn't come to the wedding. opposite tactless
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NAmE//ˈtæktfəli//adverb a tactfully worded reply I tactfully suggested that he should see a doctor.