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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TACTFUL

But just in time I realized that this speech would not be tactful.

"You can't be tactful with that kind of person," she asserted instantly.

And every one at the Thespian would be tactful and considerate.

With gentleness, with a tactful humoring, he would yet win her attention.

She thought he might have been clever enough to see that, while too tactful to betray it.

It was not in any way a tactful speech, and Violet resented it.

Latisan was not tactful in his excuse for the slack aspect of the house.

In a flash I understood Virginia's tactful attempts at warning.

Alexandra felt that this was a tactful speech, and Lou looked up with some interest.

Then Fraser, like the tactful man he was, said not a word more on the matter.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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