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TACTLESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tactless mean? 

TACTLESS (adjective)
  The adjective TACTLESS has 2 senses:

1. lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
2. revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

  Familiarity information: TACTLESS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TACTLESS (adjective)


Sense 1tactless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others

Synonyms:

tactless; untactful

Context example:

in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age

Also:

inconsiderate (lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others)

inelegant (lacking in refinement or grace or good taste)

Antonym:

tactful (having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others)


Sense 2tactless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse

Synonyms:

tactless; inept

Context examples:

an inept remark / it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable

Similar:

maladroit (not adroit)


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