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  1. the quality or skill of handling difficult or delicate situations without giving offense:Her promotion was based on her influence and tactfulness in dealing with outside vendors, managers, and subordinates.Showing what some would consider a certain lack of tactfulness, he declared that the emperor's pious works were of no value whatsoever.

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How to use tactfulness in a sentence

  • With much of his father's haughtiness of manner he combined a tactfulness and self-control which his father never exhibited.

  • Obviously the young man was improving in tactfulness under the stimulus of circumstances.

    The Master of Warlock | George Cary Eggleston
  • However gifted one may be, he cannot win conspicuous laurels in any calling or avocation, if he be deficient in tactfulness.

  • Logical thought, power of appeal and tactfulness never fail to command attention and respect.

  • She smiled at him with the exasperating tactfulness of a woman checking a flirtation; a smile like an airy pat on the arm.

    Main Street | Sinclair Lewis