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tactless

[takt-lis] /ˈtækt lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking tact; showing no tact; undiplomatic; offendingly blunt:
a tactless remark.
Origin of tactless
1840-1850
1840-50; tact + -less
Related forms
tactlessly, adverb
tactlessness, noun
Synonyms
rude, inconsiderate, thoughtless, brash, boorish.
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  • It has most tactlessly begun to rain again to-day, and with an E. wind it may continue, which will mean a vile slime for marching.

    Letters from Mesopotamia Robert Palmer
  • I've no doubt Crawleigh did it as tactlessly as possible, and Barbara took it as a challenge.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
  • She had a knack of behaving awkwardly and tactlessly, of saying things which she ought not to say.

    The Later Life Louis Couperus
  • It so tactlessly implied that she did not mean what she had said.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • Leonidas tactlessly growled at him and incurred severe reproof from Helen.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • The Regent had just tactlessly offended him by refusing to let him take possession of the town of Orléans.

  • tactlessly handled, without due weighing of the case from both sides, they turn one blunder into two.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • Yet I always thought she might have taken him, in that flaming October, if he hadn't so flagrantly, tactlessly liked the place.

  • The Greeks had most tactlessly hoisted huge flags but were promptly dealt with.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • tactlessly critical letters published in Northern papers did not add to their popularity.

    The Sequel of Appomattox Walter Lynwood Fleming
Word Origin and History for tactlessly

tactless

adj.

1847, from tact + -less. Related: Tactlessly; tactlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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