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Definition 1: having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tactful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion
  • a tactful remark eased her embarrassment

(tactful is similar to ...) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

"a discerning editor" "a discreet silence"

(means also ...) showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

"friends considerate enough to leave us alone"

Definition 2: showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tactful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
  • a tactful way of correcting someone
  • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill

Synonyms for tactful in the sense of this definition

(tactful is similar to ...) using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

"the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"

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