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1. having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others;
- Example: "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"
- Example: "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"

2. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people;
- Example: "by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone"
- Example: "a tactful way of correcting someone"
- Example: "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"
[syn: tactful, kid-glove]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tactful \Tact"ful\, a. Full of tact; characterized by a discerning sense of what is right, proper, or judicious. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Tactic
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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