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tactful

[takt-fuhl]
adjective
having or manifesting tact: a tactful person; a tactful reply.

Origin:
1860–65; tact + -ful

tactfully, adverb
tactfulness, noun
untactful, adjective
untactfully, adverb


See diplomatic.
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tactful
1864, from tact + -ful. Related: Tactfully; tactfulness.
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