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Antonyms for tactlessness

the quality of lacking tact

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As could be expected, the organization turns out rather deficient, the spirit among the soldiers is very low, and the senior officers show incompetence and tactlessness towards their subordinates.
Then say that her tactlessness is not so good, everyone is getting embarrassed and you don't want family members to judge or not like her.
Zec, now in his 90s, recalled how in 1955 the Chancellor Rab Butler, with all the genial tactlessness typical of dyed-in-the-ermine Tories, urged the electorate to adopt greater austerity measures, warning them: "We must not drop back into easy evenings with port wine and over-ripe pheasant.
Conspicuously and with superb English tactlessness, the only offering in English to Globe to Globe was the crassly jingoistic Henry V.
And by that I do mean the type of refreshing "incorrectness" you may find in a Daily Mail columnist but, rather, old-fashioned snobbery and tactlessness.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the tactlessness of BDP deputy Sebahat Tuncel --who slapped a police chief in the face-- would be examined.
He concluded that "we have been obliged to appear to distort the normal and healthy operation of our intellectual and moral judgments; we have been obliged to give undue prominence to the tactlessness or impulsiveness of Poles, to restrain the Poles from putting their case clearly before the public.
Arendt's thinking here, Swift suggests, has stylistic implications which appear in what often seems like tactlessness on her part, as well as political ramifications insofar as the denial of feeling may be a way of making contact possible.
The disinterested mother with "tender love for all her three children" (7) is made to seem absolutely so when faced with a character who might be considered the epitome of solipsistic tactlessness.
He is full of activity and tactlessness, he has lively ideas and not even a shadow of culture and discrimination, he is very cordial, very malicious, very presumptuous, very insecure, very sentimental, he is open-hearted beyond belief, and a born comedian.
Pragmatism appears to be their main explanation while those who do not support this view cite its tactlessness and the potential negative effect on client-interpreter relations.
The ultimate effect is, of course, the same: perceived tactlessness and, possibly, offence.
You've forgiven him that relentlessness and tactlessness .
Asking Alamo these questions was, as I soon learned, a sign of my tactlessness.
Such tactlessness would be viciously self-defeating.