1. the quality of lacking tact
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How To Use tactlessness In A Sentence

  • Mary Queen of Scots was recorded as very tall and beautiful but with a fiery temperament that often caused her to act on impulse and brought forth criticisms of tactlessness.
  • The truth is that, like it or loathe it, Pearl Harbor was "an event" – a film that made headlines long before the cameras turned thanks to its bloated budget, and which managed to stay in the headlines throughout its production courtesy of a unique mix of historical tactlessness, fatuous movie-star flashing Kate Beckinsale reportedly displayed her naked bottom during a no-pants flypast – whoopee! and, most importantly, enormous expense. Mark Kermode: How to make an intelligent blockbuster and not alienate people
  • I cringed at my tactlessness and hoped he wouldn't take offense.
  • Mrs Hardie hurried to make up for her tactlessness by asking her guest about his holiday.
  • But they are notoriously blunt to the point of tactlessness when confronted by stupidity. Think Progress » Dutch officials call Sheehan’s theory blaming gay soldiers for the Srebrenica massacre ‘complete nonsense.’
  • Mrs Hardie hurried to make up for her tactlessness by asking her guest about his holiday.
  • She is surprised by the intelligence into a wounding tactlessness.
  • To connect AKP with Hizbullah or any other terror organization is tactlessness and cowardice, he said. Release of Radical Group's Leaders Causes Shock in Turkey
  • Still, she must have been taken aback by the brutal tactlessness of such lines as these, in Jonathan Galassi's new translation: The Raptures of a Tragic Visionary
  • Then I do have people in my married family that say hurtful things about my staying at home, but after a long time of observing them, I know it is not tactlessness that causes their comments, but a deep belief system to which they want to win me over. Homemaking Without Worry
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