Search Result for "tactless":
1. lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others;
- Example: "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age"
[syn: tactless, untactful]
2. revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse;
- Example: "an inept remark"
- Example: "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"
[syn: inept, tactless]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tactless \Tact"less\, a. Destitute of tact. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
tactless adj 1: lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age" [syn: tactless, untactful] [ant: tactful] 2: revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable" [syn: inept, tactless]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "tactless": abrupt, airy, awkward, blanket, bluff, blunt, boorish, brash, brusque, bungling, caddish, careless, casual, clumsy, coarse, crude, cursory, degage, discourteous, disregardant, disregardful, disrespectful, easygoing, flippant, forgetful, free and easy, gauche, general, gruff, heedless, ill-bred, impertinent, impolite, impolitic, imprudent, inconsiderate, indelicate, indifferent, indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, inept, injudicious, insensitive, insouciant, lazy, loutish, louty, maladroit, nasty, nonjudgmental, oblivious, offensive, offhand, perfunctory, promiscuous, reckless, regardless, respectless, rough, rude, thoughtless, uncivil, uncivilized, uncouth, uncritical, uncriticizing, undemanding, undifferentiating, undiplomatic, undiscreet, undiscriminating, undiscriminative, unexacting, unfastidious, unfeminine, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanly, unheedful, unheeding, unladylike, unmeticulous, unmindful, unparticular, unrefined, unselective, unsolicitous, unsophisticated, unsubtle, untactful, unthinking, unwise, vulgar, wholesale