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tactnoun [U]

uk   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 ​bluntmanner.
(Definition of tact from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​awfulmeal my ​motherfixed.
tactfully
adverb  us   /ˈtækt·fə·li/
I ​tried to say as tactfully as I could that she was ​totallywrong.
(Definition of tact from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tact”
in Korean 재치, 재주…
in Arabic لَباقة…
in Malaysian kebijaksanaan…
in French tact…
in Russian такт, тактичность…
in Chinese (Traditional) (處事、言談等的)得體,乖巧,機敏, 外交手腕…
in Italian tatto…
in Turkish davranış inceliği, zarafet, görgü…
in Polish takt…
in Spanish tacto…
in Vietnamese sự tế nhị…
in Portuguese tato…
in Thai ไหวพริบ…
in German der Takt…
in Catalan tacte, discreció…
in Japanese 機転, 如才なさ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (处事、言谈等的)得体,乖巧,机敏, 外交手腕…
in Indonesian siasat…
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