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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. tactnoun

    Address is that indefinable something which enables a man to gain his object without seeming exertion or contest, and generally with the favor and approval of those with whom he deals. It is a general power to direct to the matter in hand whatever qualities are most needed for it at the moment. It includes adroitness and discretion to know what to do or say and what to avoid; ingenuity to devise; readiness to speak or act; the dexterity that comes of practise; and tact, which is the power of fine touch as applied to human character and feeling. Courtesy and politeness are indispensable elements of good address. Compare SPEECH.

    Synonyms:
    address, address, adroitness, courtesy, dexterity, discretion, ingenuity, manners, politeness, readiness

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, boorishness, clownishness, clumsiness, fatuity, folly, ill manners, ill-breeding, rudeness, stupidity, unmannerliness, unwisdom

    Preposition:
    Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. tact, tactfulnessnoun

    consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense

    Synonyms:
    tactfulness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tactnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] touch, feeling, sense of feeling

  2. tactnoun

    Synonyms:
    adroitness (in appreciating circumstances and acting accordingly), skill (in saying or doing what is most appropriate to the occasion), quick judgment, nice perception

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tact":

    sensitivity, touch

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How to use tact in a sentence?

  1. Eddie Cantor:

    Truth or tact You have to choose. Most times they are not compatible.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

  3. Marquis de Sade:

    It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies they are ready enough to tell them.

  5. Faiz Shakir:

    We made issues contrasts with Joe Biden repeatedly, and I think that there's a question of tact and approach, bernie Sanders is going to do it in a way that Bernie Sanders felt comported with Bernie Sanders own integrity.


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