Tact is the act of using gentle language and behaving in a sensitive manner when dealing with potentially controversial issues.(noun)
An example of tact is when you gently and politely correct someone's error without embarrassing or angering the person or drawing attention to the error.
See tact in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L tactus, pp. of tangere, to touch < IE base *tag-, to touch, grasp > OE thaccian, to stroke
See tact in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, sense of touch
Origin: , from Latin tāctus
Origin: , from past participle of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
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