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- 1. tactful (vs. tactless), discerning, discreet, considerate
- usage: having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"
- 2. tactful, kid-glove, diplomatic (vs. undiplomatic), diplomatical
- usage: showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people; "by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone"; "a tactful way of correcting someone"; "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"
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