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tactful

[takt-fuh l] /ˈtækt fəl/
adjective
1.
having or manifesting tact:
a tactful person; a tactful reply.
Origin of tactful
1860-1865
1860-65; tact + -ful
Related forms
tactfully, adverb
tactfulness, noun
untactful, adjective
untactfully, adverb
Synonyms
See diplomatic.
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adj.

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

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