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- n. The state or quality of being tactless.
- n. The result or product of being tactless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Want of tact; lack of adroitness or address.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of lacking tact
If tactlessness is a crime I should be on Interpols most wanted list. on February 4, 2009 at 5: 01 pm | Reply FatherJack
I have told police officers what l think of them to their face even if it has not been flattering so far l have avoided arrest and l suffer from this tactlessness to everyone, rather know for it l am afraid.
There was irritation from the doctor who visited, tactlessness: "I'm being paid well for this."
The truth is that, like it or loathe it, Pearl Harbor was "an event" – a film that made headlines long before the cameras turned thanks to its bloated budget, and which managed to stay in the headlines throughout its production courtesy of a unique mix of historical tactlessness, fatuous movie-star flashing Kate Beckinsale reportedly displayed her naked bottom during a no-pants flypast – whoopee! and, most importantly, enormous expense.
But they are notoriously blunt to the point of tactlessness when confronted by stupidity.
To connect AKP with Hizbullah or any other terror organization is tactlessness and cowardice, he said.
Then I do have people in my married family that say hurtful things about my staying at home, but after a long time of observing them, I know it is not tactlessness that causes their comments, but a deep belief system to which they want to win me over.
They charged that the president had presided over “four years of indecision, tactlessness, timidity, and bluster.”
Still, she must have been taken aback by the brutal tactlessness of such lines as these, in Jonathan Galassi's new translation:
As noted above, the scandalous nature and tactlessness of Biden's many remarks resulted, to a great extent, from the lack of real content in the "resetting" policy, while Biden's remarks were addressed primarily to the Russian political leaders and the Russia public at large.