Meaning of “tactful” in the English Dictionary

"tactful" in British English

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tactfuladjective

uk /ˈtækt.fəl/ us /ˈtækt.fəl/

C2 careful not to say or do anything that could upset someone:

Mentioning his baldness wasn't very tactful.
tactfully
adverb uk /ˈtækt.fəl.i/ us /ˈtækt.fəl.i/

I tried to say as tactfully as I could that she was totally wrong.

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