Synonyms for tact

Grammar : Noun
Spell : takt
Phonetic Transcription : tækt

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Définition of tact

Origin :
  • 1650s, "sense of touch or feeling" (with an isolated instance from c.1200), from Latin tactus "touch, feeling, handling, sense of touch," from root of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Meaning "sense of "discernment, diplomacy, etc." first recorded 1804, from a sense that developed in French cognate tact.
  • noun finesse, thoughtfulness
Example sentences :
  • But there he had the tact to remain in the car, and Mrs. McKee's peace with Tillie was made alone.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "Oh, I guess it wouldn't hurt them," said Yates, with a lack of tact that was not habitual.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • In the strength of that conviction he committed a fault of tact.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Pete considered that he was behaving with great discernment and tact.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • He was agreeable, too agreeable; he certainly had not bad manners, but he was deficient in tact.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • I was touched by the gracefulness and tact of my hosts in not asking me to recite any poetry.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • For a long time Wentworth said nothing, and Kenyon had the tact to hold his peace.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • It must be, with such genius, tact and experience, all that a weekly periodical can be.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848 » by Various
  • He paused; but with all her tact and social experience, she did not know what to say.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • You're supposed to have an awful lot of tact if you're an ambassador, and I'm rather an ass at tact!
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine

Antonyms for tact

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