Tactful in a sentence

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Definition of Tactful

  • Full of tact; characterized by a discerning sense of what is right, proper, or judicious.
  • having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others

How to use tactful in a sentence. Tactful pronunciation.

For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
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Had Jennie been less tactful, even in the beginning, he might have obtained a disagreeable impression.
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Finally, one of Jennie's neighborhood friends, less tactful than the others, called her attention to the fact of its appearance by announcing that she had seen it.
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So strong was the temptation, she would have yielded to it had Mrs. Belloc asked a few tactful, penetrating questions.
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If only they would be tactful and careful, if only they would be understanding and kind.
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Kennedy's tactful manner seemed to reassure both the father and the mother, who exchanged another glance.
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If the trio had been clever enough to act on this suggestion and treat, the feud might have come to a speedy end, but the lads were not at a tactful age.
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The mother of Corot was intelligent, industrious, tactful; sturdy in body and strong in mind.
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You and I know that what you are doing isn't really stealing; it's simply a tactful way of getting back my own property.
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That Hillel did not rebuff him and gave him the principle, "What is hateful to thee do not do unto thy neighbor," proves that Hillel knew how to be patient and tactful, but not that the Talmud looks upon that summary, or any other, as expressive of the essence of Judaism.
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To the tactful diplomacy of M. Gaston Max, the task of securing from Sir Brian an invitation to step up into his chambers in order to smoke a final cigar was no heavy one.
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She passed by tactful transition to the matter in hand.
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It was known throughout the great world, which is so small, that there was a deadly feud between them; and tactful hostesses took pains not to bring them into juxtaposition.
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In tactful times when shrewd Eliza swayed.
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He felt constrained to put in, with his usual tactful thought and grating, nasal voice: "It's hideous-simply hideous.
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Just before the opening of the sixteenth century the wily and tactful Louis XI (1461-1483) had rounded out French territories: on the east he had occupied the powerful duchy of Burgundy; on the west and on the southeast he had possessed himself of most of the great inheritance of the Angevin branch of his own family, including Anjou, and Provence east of the Rhone; and on the south the French frontier had been carried to the Pyrenees.
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He was fortunate in having a particularly determined and tactful governor in the country from 1578 to 1592 in the person of Alexander Farnese, duke of Parma.
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Finally, the character of Luther contributed to effective leadership-he was tireless in flooding the country with pamphlets, letters, and inflammatory diatribes, tactful in keeping his party together, and always bold and courageous.
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Then, too, most of the Lutheran princes, led by the tactful John George, elector of Saxony, hoped by remaining neutral to obtain special concessions from the emperor.
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The conflict between Parliament and king, which had been avoided by the tactful Tudors, soon began in earnest when James I ascended the throne in 1603, with his exaggerated notion of his own authority.
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Examples of Tactful

Example #1
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
Example #2
Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
Example #3
As it was, the natural beauty of the child, combined with the mother's gentle diplomacy in keeping her in the background, served to give him that fleeting glimpse of innocence and youth which is always pleasant.
Example #4
What might have followed if the child had been homely, misshapen, peevish, or all three, can scarcely be conjectured.
Example #5
Jennie did not understand at first.
Example #6
Lester felt that he could not talk it over, and Gerhardt never read the wicked Sunday newspapers.