[ takt-fuh l ]
/ ˈtækt fəl /


having or manifesting tact: a tactful person; a tactful reply.

Origin of tactful

First recorded in 1860–65; tact + -ful

Related forms

tact·ful·ly, adverbtact·ful·ness, nounun·tact·ful, adjectiveun·tact·ful·ly, adverb

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