Tactless
Tactless Tact"less, a. Destitute of tact. [1913 Webster]

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  • tactless — index thoughtless, unpolitic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tactless — (adj.) 1847, from TACT (Cf. tact) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Tactlessly; tactlessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • tactless — [adj] unthinking, careless awkward, blundering, boorish, brash, bungling, clumsy, crude, discourteous, gauche, gruff, harsh, hasty, impolite, impolitic, imprudent, inconsiderate, indelicate, indiscreet, inept, injudicious, insensitive, maladroit …   New thesaurus

  • tactless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing a lack of tact. DERIVATIVES tactlessly adverb tactlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tactless — [takt′lis] adj. not having or showing tact tactlessly adv. tactlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • tactless — adj. tactless to + inf. (it was tactless of him to speak like that) * * * tactless to + inf. (it was tactless of him to speak like that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tactless — tact|less [ˈtæktləs] adj likely to upset or embarrass someone without intending to ≠ ↑tactful ▪ I thought it would be tactless to ask about her divorce. ▪ She s one of the most tactless people I ve ever met. ▪ a tactless remark >tactlessly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tactless — tact|less [ tæktləs ] adjective someone who is tactless is not careful about the way they speak or behave towards other people and so often upsets them: a tactless remark He was blunt in speech and could be tactless. ╾ tact|less|ly adverb ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tactless — [[t]tæ̱ktləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as tactless, you think what they say or do is likely to offend other people. Throughout his school life Darius was tactless and egocentric... He had alienated many people with his tactless… …   English dictionary

  • tactless — UK [ˈtæk(t)ləs] / US adjective someone who is tactless is not careful about the way that they speak or behave towards other people and so often upsets them He was blunt in speech and could be tactless. a tactless remark Derived words: tactlessly… …   English dictionary

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