Meaning of “tact” in the English Dictionary

"tact" in British English

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tactnoun [ U ]

uk /tækt/ us /tækt/

C2 the ability to say or do the right thing without making anyone unhappy or angry:

He's never had much tact and people don't like his blunt manner.

(Definition of “tact” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tact" in American English

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tactnoun [ 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.

(Definition of “tact” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)