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tact

noun [U]  us   /tækt/
the ability to say or do things in such a way that you do not make anyone unhappy or angry: The editors of this book have shown tact and good sense in their selections.
tactful
adjective  us   /ˈtækt·fəl/
You were very tactful about the awful meal my mother fixed.
tactfully
adverb  us   /ˈtækt·fə·li/
I tried to say as tactfully as I could that she was totally wrong.
Translations of “tact”
in Arabic لَباقة…
in Korean 재치, 재주…
in Malaysian kebijaksanaan…
in French tact…
in Turkish davranış inceliği, zarafet, görgü…
in Italian tatto…
in Chinese (Traditional) (處事、言談等的)得體,乖巧,機敏, 外交手腕…
in Russian такт, тактичность…
in Polish takt…
in Vietnamese sự tế nhị…
in Spanish tacto…
in Portuguese tato…
in Thai ไหวพริบ…
in German der Takt…
in Catalan tacte, discreció…
in Japanese 機転, 如才なさ…
in Indonesian siasat…
in Chinese (Simplified) (处事、言谈等的)得体,乖巧,机敏, 外交手腕…
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