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Definition of "tactful" []

  • Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet: a tactful person; a tactful remark. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tactful" in a sentence
  • "I would have tried to remain tactful, but I definitely would have spoken up."
  • "Once the business is given the tools needed to streamline its processes, it's crucial for IT to remain tactful."
  • "Such, then, is the man who observes the mean, whether he be called tactful or ready-witted."