Adjective "Tactless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing a lack of skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.
  1. 'He's tactless and lacks judgment but he's irresistible just the same.'
  2. 'I was shocked at the tactless way that he spoke within the hearing of the parents.'
  3. 'Marlene, bless her, would make the same tactless remarks I was threatening to spill.'
  4. 'Gracie turned away, and Jade inwardly kicked herself for being tactless, though she didn't really know of a tactful way to ask a question like that.'
  5. 'Then she flinched, thinking herself completely stupid, blunt and tactless.'
  6. 'Sometimes he could be surprisingly blunt and tactless, perhaps passing on some unwelcome bit of information.'
  7. 'They have been completely tactless and insensitive to anyone's feelings.'
  8. 'Focus on peoples' loyal, affectionate qualities rather than their tactless, inconsiderate ones.'
  9. 'Sure he could be a grouch, and completely tactless and insensitive, but he always seemed to have justifications for his actions, or at least would redeem himself.'
  10. 'Well, okay, it is true, since he has the tendency to be blunt and tactless at times.'


1. lacking tact; showing no tact; undiplomatic; offendingly blunt: a tactless remark.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be tactless on scales."

"claims can be tactless as to enemies."

"people can be tactless."

"remarks can be tactless."

"questions can be tactless."

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