tact


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Synonyms for tact

Synonyms for tact

the ability to say and do the right thing at the right time

Synonyms for tact

consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

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I have less tact than I might have, no doubt; but oh, my brother, if you knew what you yourself were saying
It might be partly owing to my own stupidity, my want of tact and assurance: but I felt myself wronged: I trembled with apprehension; and I listened with envy to her easy, rapid flow of utterance, and saw with anxiety the bright smile with which she looked into his face from time to time: for she was walking a little in advance, for the purpose (as I judged) of being seen as well as heard.
Then he watched her till she became a speck in the dusty road - she had refused a carriage, and he had had tact enough not to press any hospitality upon her.
Although not remarkable for the possession of delicate tact, Mrs.
These being her Ladyship's personal merits, impartial history must acknowledge, on the list of her defects, a total want of tact and taste in her attire.
Captain Dove looked rather taken aback at this outbreak in the ranks; but, being a dignified and calm personage, he quelled the rising rebellion with great tact and skill, by saying, briefly
Between him and his mother was the most perfect sympathy, for secretly the lady was herself a devout disciple of the late and great Myron Bayne, though with the tact so generally and justly admired in her sex (despite the hardy calumniators who insist that it is essentially the same thing as cunning) she had always taken care to conceal her weakness from all eyes but those of him who shared it.
It was with an agitated, burning heart and brain that I hurried homewards, regardless of that scorching noonday sun - forgetful of everything but her I had just left - regretting nothing but her impenetrability, and my own precipitancy and want of tact - fearing nothing but her hateful resolution, and my inability to overcome it - hoping nothing - but halt, - I will not bore you with my conflicting hopes and fears - my serious cogitations and resolves.
He was the familiar friend of everyone with whom he took a glass of champagne, and he took a glass of champagne with everyone, and when in consequence he met any of his disreputable chums, as he used in joke to call many of his friends, in the presence of his subordinates, he well knew how, with his characteristic tact, to diminish the disagreeable impression made on them.
His own impression on such occasions was that he was behaving with consummate tact.
Although he never openly tried to draw her into the conversation, he never lost the slightest chance she gave him of letting her drift into it by accident, and of saying the words to her, under those favourable circumstances, which a man with less tact and delicacy would have pointedly addressed to her the moment they occurred to him.
TACT convenes twice a year to review research and the committee is meeting in Washington, DC on December 5 to review the latest round of applicants.
Earlier this year, Tactile launched the commercial version of its award-winning product Tact, a mobile productivity suite designed to help salespeople be more effective anywhere - regardless of wireless coverage - and to help companies get more value from their CRM investments.
Tact Hello - One of the top requests from its customers, Tact now features a business card scanner that leverages the device camera.
Greer and Ross (2008) pointed out that a typically-developing child can observe an adult saying the name of an object and after just this observation both the tact and the object selection emerge without further teaching.