Definition: nervous about causing others distress
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): diplomatic, considerate
Antonym(s): tactless, undiplomatic
1. Because the physician wanted to be tactful when he talked to the dying man, he spoke in a soothing tone of voice.
2. The brutal reviewer was far from tactful when he reviewed the author’s latest novel.
3. The priest was a tactful man who always considered the feelings of others.