tactless

[ takt-lis ]
/ ˈtækt lɪs /

adjective

lacking tact; showing no tact; undiplomatic; offendingly blunt: a tactless remark.

Nearby words

  1. tactile image,
  2. tactile meniscus,
  3. tactile papilla,
  4. tactility,
  5. taction,
  6. tactlessly,
  7. tactometer,
  8. tactoreceptor,
  9. tactual,
  10. tactually

Origin of tactless

First recorded in 1840–50; tact + -less

Related formstact·less·ly, adverbtact·less·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for tactlessness

tactless

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper