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tact

  

      n  
1    a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others, so as to avoid giving offence or to win good will; discretion  
2    skill or judgment in handling difficult or delicate situations; diplomacy  
     (C17: from Latin tactus a touching, from tangere to touch)  
   tactful             adj  
  tactfully      adv  
  tactfulness      n  
  tactless      adj  
  tactlessly      adv  
  tactlessness      n  
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tactful

  
  
careful, considerate, delicate, diplomatic, discreet, judicious, perceptive, polished, polite, politic, prudent, sensitive, subtle, thoughtful, treating with kid gloves, understanding  
  
Antonyms     
   awkward, clumsy, gauche, inconsiderate, indiscreet, insensitive, tactless, tasteless, thoughtless, undiplomatic, unsubtle, untoward  

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