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tactful (adj.)

1844, from tact + -ful. Related: Tactfully; tactfulness.

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Definitions of tactful from WordNet

tactful (adj.)
having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others;
a tactful remark eased her embarrassment
she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion
tactful (adj.)
showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people;
a tactful way of correcting someone
Synonyms: kid-glove
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