|1.||[ adjective ] showing skill in handling difficult situations|
|2.||[ adjective ] lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others|
"in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age"
|Related terms:||tactful inelegant inconsiderate|
|3.||[ adjective ] revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse|
"an inept remark" "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable"