Definition of tact in English:

tact

Syllabification: tact
Pronunciation: /takt
 
/

noun

Adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues: the inspector broke the news to me with tact and consideration
More example sentences
  • The office needs tact, sensitivity, and skills of an unusual order.
  • With great tact and skill, he was able to calm the crowd and disperse them.
  • A controversial discussion can turn ugly very quickly, as tact is often a skill acquired at a more advanced language level.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century (denoting the sense of touch): via French from Latin tactus 'touch, sense of touch', from tangere 'to touch'.

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