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Definition of tact:

  1. Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances.
  2. The sense of touch; feeling.
  3. The stroke in beating time.


common sense, good politics, discrimination, judgment, acuteness, ingenuity, horse sense, politeness, manners, subtlety, delicacy, aptness, dexterity, penetration, the ability to get along with others, ability, diplomacy, intelligence, address, discernment, adroitness, poise, perspicacity, prudence, refinement, finesse, savoir-faire, readiness, savoir-faire, diplomacy, discretion, acumen, good taste, tactfulness, courtesy.

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