Definition of tactfully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tactfully

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈtæktfəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæktfəli//
 
 
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in a way that is careful not to say or do anything that will annoy or upset other people a tactfully worded reply I tactfully suggested he should see a doctor. opposite tactlessly