tactful
1. [ adjective ] having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
Examples:

"she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion" "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"

Related terms: tactless discerning considerate
2. [ adjective ] showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
Synonyms: kid-glove
Examples:

"by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone" "a tactful way of correcting someone" "the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill"

Related terms: diplomatic
3. [ adjective ] showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
Examples:

"by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone" "a tactful way of correcting someone"

Related terms: diplomatic
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