[ UK /tˈæktləs/ ]
[ US /ˈtæktɫəs/ ]
  1. revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
    an inept remark
    it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable
  2. 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
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How To Use tactless In A Sentence

  • He's tactless and lacks judgment but he's irresistible just the same.
  • With more than a decade of contactless payment experience, the company has delivered tens of millions of chips to the market.
  • The technology is similar to contactless credit or debit cards. The Sun
  • A contactless smart card works in proximity to a reader.
  • Then she flinched, thinking herself completely stupid, blunt and tactless.
  • Thus, each outlay of dutiful public "support" was eventually marred by some tactless remark or hint of encouragement to an outraged bitter-ender that, if only they kept faith, there might still be a way. Hillary Goes Out With a Whimper
  • Banks and building societies are offering incentives to encourage the use of contactless cards. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some of the nation's biggest merchants have begun to accept contactless payment cards.
  • The deep breaths exhaled by his broad lines, his declarative sentences and their assertive plangency, his deliberate tactlessness and brave humor, redirect the reader to a history of poetic Yanks: Whitman, Williams.
  • Not all shops and other merchants accept contactless payments. Times, Sunday Times
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