Definition of tactful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtæktfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæktfl//
Job skills and personal qualities
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careful not to say or do anything that will annoy or upset other people synonym diplomatic 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 See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tactful