Definition of tactful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tactful

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈtæktfl//
     
     
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  1. 1careful not to say or do anything that will annoy or upset other people synonym diplomatic
  2. 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
NAmE//ˈtæktfəli//
 
adverb a tactfully worded reply I tactfully suggested that he should see a doctor.
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