Definition of 'tactful'
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She has evolved various tactful ways of gently conveying this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can get the answers you need from family by asking tactful questions. The Sun (2012)You can do the tactful talking that repairs a friendship or a working relationship. The Sun (2008)You will find a tactful way to talk to a relative who asks for your advice. The Sun (2010)You have a better understanding of how a relative feels and find a tactful way to help. The Sun (2009)You find a tactful way to say no to unfair requests. The Sun (2011)You find a tactful way to help a friend with a jealous mind. The Sun (2011)You find a tactful way to change an unfair family situation. The Sun (2013)You can solve problems for other people in the tactful way that leaves their pride intact. The Sun (2008)You can find a tactful way to say what you need to at home. The Sun (2011)WHAT'S the most tactful way of putting my friend in her place? The Sun (2010)Waste no time trying to devise a tactful way to express yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The tactful way you talk to an older relative will get good results. The Sun (2008)The tactful way you talk to an older relative gets things moving. The Sun (2012)In a love relationship, true and tactful talking is suddenly easier. The Sun (2012)At home, tactful talking is needed. The Sun (2011)True and tactful talking replaces the guessing games - and helps you see a relationship has a future. The Sun (2009)He is too tactful to comment, but the name of the headhunter involved comes easily enough to his mind. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Instead of making too many allowances for a relative, you can do some tactful talking and the atmosphere at home is happier. The Sun (2006)I'm normally a very tactful person. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A relative's question needs a tactful reply. The Sun (2011)A partner's unexpected question needs a tactful answer. The Sun (2016)Your fact-finding skills are switched on, so you can ask the tactful questions that unlock vital information. The Sun (2011)Instead of hoping a partner will guess what you want, it's time to do some tactful talking. The Sun (2010)He said: 'We do not want to answer any questions but we acknowledge that you are being tactful and careful with your approach. Times, Sunday Times (2014)People are more receptive to your plans - and if you need to clear the air, this is a good time to do some tactful talking. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'tactful'
British English: tactful /ˈtæktfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as tactful, you approve of them because they are careful not to say or do anything that would offend or upset other people.
Sometimes it's more tactful not to ask for the truth.
- American English: tactful
- Arabic: لَبِق
- Brazilian Portuguese: diplomático
- Chinese: 机智的
- Croatian: taktičan
- Czech: taktní
- Danish: taktfuld
- Dutch: tactvol
- European Spanish: diplomático
- Finnish: tahdikas
- French: délicat
- German: taktvoll
- Greek: διακριτικός
- Italian: avveduto
- Japanese: 機転のきく
- Korean: 재치 있는
- Norwegian: taktfull
- Polish: taktowny
- European Portuguese: diplomático
- Romanian: diplomat
- Russian: тактичный
- Spanish: diplomático
- Swedish: taktfull
- Thai: มีไหวพริบดี
- Turkish: incelikli
- Ukrainian: тактовний
- Vietnamese: tế nhị
Definition of tactful from the Collins English Dictionary
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