Definition of tact noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tact

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    NAmE//tækt//
     
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  1. 1the ability to deal with difficult or embarrassing situations carefully and without doing or saying anything that will annoy or upset other people synonym sensitivity
  2. 2 Settling the dispute required great tact and diplomacy. She is not exactly known for her tact.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tact