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Adjective: tactful  takt-ful
  1. Having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"
     
  2. Showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    "a tactful way of correcting someone";
    - kid-glove

See also: considerate, diplomatic, diplomatical, discerning, discreet

Antonym: tactless

Encyclopedia: Tactful