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Word: tactful

Definition: careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless


Sentences Containing 'tactful'

Fatima was described as humorous and tactful, with an ability to make people relax, especially children.
His election proved a turning-point in the history of the country, which, under his beneficent and tactful guidance, became peaceful and prosperous and, in some respects, a model state.
His tactful handling of the people of Travancore and Kingdom of Cochin at a time of the attack by Velu Thampi Dalawa on the East India Company, led to his being appointed the Resident of the Company for these kingdoms.
Natalie is trying to think of a tactful way to refuse, when they get a call about a corpse.

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