tactful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “tactful” in the English Dictionary

"tactful" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈtækt.fəl/
C2 careful not to say or do anything that could ​upset someone: Mentioning his ​baldness wasn't very tactful.
adverb uk   us   /-i/
I ​tried to say as tactfully as I could that she was ​totallywrong.
(Definition of tactful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tactful”
in Arabic لَبِق…
in Korean 재치있는, 약삭빠른…
in Portuguese discreto, delicado…
in Catalan discret…
in Japanese 機転が利く, 気が利く, 如才ない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆通的,乖巧的,机敏的…
in Turkish incelikli, düşünceli, zarif…
in Russian тактичный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓滑的,乖巧的,機敏的…
in Italian pieno di tatto…
in Polish taktowny…
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