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Another word for tact

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

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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