[ UK /tˈæktfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈtæktfəɫ/ ]
  1. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
    a tactful way of correcting someone
    the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill
  2. having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion
    a tactful remark eased her embarrassment
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use tactful In A Sentence

  • These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times
  • He may be intense and sometimes untactful on an issue you are debating, but that will only be on that ANC Daily News Briefing
  • The tactful use of his skills and a clear understanding of the game have made this young man an instant favourite with the crowds in an alien land.
  • But the organist made his profession clear by explaining that the committee had just invited him to oblige the company with a solo on the piano, but that he had been hitting the champagne so hard that he doubted if he could tell the keys from the pedals, and he added that if they'd excuse him he would go to sleep, which he immediately did with his head on the shoulder of the lady recitationist, who tactfully tried not to notice that he was there. Cinderella And Other Stories
  • You can do the tactful talking that repairs a friendship or a working relationship. The Sun
  • You're graceful, poised, tactful and exude quite a refined, princess-like presence.
  • I tried to find a tactful way of telling her the truth.
  • A polite tongue provided a shield of tactful silence and banal pleasantries that staved off needless provocation and harm.
  • While I am a very blunt and untactful sometimes sarcastic person, one post he deleted from a gauyu named “Fred” simply said something to the effect of: The Volokh Conspiracy » Responses to Comments
  • ‘Harry is a next door neighbor,’ apologized Adam, in a whisper, ‘and is not known for his tactfulness.’
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy