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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - Showing a keen sense of what to do or say in a difficult or delicate situation in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense

Usage examples (35)
  • He stepped tactfully in to prevent trouble
  •   We all tactfully put up with Spookie's bitching.
  • "That was a really good answer," he began tactfully.
  • "There's some left, Rosemary," she tactfully declared. for more
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