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Another word for tact

  1. The ability to say and do the right thing at the right time

      1. A string of keyboard characters serving as an assigned name or designation, as for a network mailbox, a website, etc.
      2. A name or number used in information storage or retrieval assigned to or identifying a specific memory location.
      3. A description of the location of a person or organization, as written or printed on mail as directions for delivery:
      1. The conducting of relations between nations, as in building up trade, making treaties, etc.
      2. The art or practice of conducting international relations, as in negotiating alliances, treaties, and agreements.
      3. Tact or skill in dealing with people:
      1. The ability to say or do the appropriate or graceful thing in social situations.
      1. The state or quality of being tactful.
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Another word for tact


Synonym Study

  • Savoir-faire implies a ready knowledge of the right thing to do or say in any situation his savoir-faire helped advance his career
  • Diplomacy implies a smoothness and adroitness in dealing with others, sometimes in such a way as to gain one's own ends his lack of diplomacy lost him the contract
  • Poise implies composure in the face of disturbing or embarrassing situations despite the taunts of the crowd, she maintained her poise
  • Tact implies the skill of one who has a quick and delicate sense of what is fitting and thus avoids giving offense in dealing with persons or difficult situations it will require tact to keep him calm