tactful

[takt-fuh l]
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Origin of tactful

First recorded in 1860–65; tact + -ful
Related formstact·ful·ly, adverbtact·ful·ness, nounun·tact·ful, adjectiveun·tact·ful·ly, adverb

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tactful

adj.

1864, from tact + -ful. Related: Tactfully; tactfulness.

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