Pronunciation of Tactless
/tˈaktləs/, /tˈaktləs/, /t_ˈa_k_t_l_ə_s/

Antonyms for tactless:

discreet, adroit, tactful.

Synonyms for tactless:

Sense 1








Other synonyms and related words:

gauche, feckless, blunt, Unpolitic, cumbersome, undiplomatic, impolitic, injudicious, ill-chosen, untactful, ill-advised, inept, unwise, maladroit, inapt, imprudent.

all (adjective)

inept, untactful.

discourteous (adjective)

brash, impertinent, contemptuous, coarse, barbarous, disrespectful, discourteous, rude, crude, uncivil, caddish, vulgar, ill-mannered, brutish, uncouth, uncivilized, impolite.

impolitic (adjective)


indiscreet (adjective)

undiscerning, insensitive, indiscreet, unselective, obtuse.

inelegant (adjective)

boorish, gawky, raw, tasteless, gross, unrefined, vulgar, uncivil, crude, inelegant, awkward, undignified, coarse, rude, brutish, graceless, tawdry, clumsy, earthy, barbarous, unpolished.

unthinking, careless (adjective)

crude, injudicious, discourteous, maladroit, indelicate, vulgar, uncivil, brash, insensitive, undiplomatic, boorish, gauche, untactful, impolite, rough, indiscreet, imprudent, unpolished, rude, awkward, clumsy, inept, impolitic.

vulgar (adjective)

coarse, base, chintzy, brutish, common, ill-bred, barnyard, broad, boorish, barbaric, in bad taste, idiomatic, scandalous, garish, depraved, sordid, shameless, gross, obscene, unpolished, profane, gaudy, revolting, degraded, low, indelicate, offensive, cockney, philistine, unbecoming, outlandish, glaring, rough, unseemly, colloquial, tawdry, coarse-grained, rank, earthy, salty, sleazy, homespun, inelegant, rude, crude, graceless, brazen, crass, raw, animal, clumsy, ignoble, undignified, cheap, repulsive, ignominious, vulgar, unrefined, tasteless.

Sense 2 (noun)

gauche, Unpolitic.

tactless (noun)

undiplomatic, inept, impolitic, untactful, maladroit.

undiplomatic (noun)

gauche, imprudent.

Usage examples for tactless:

  • It was so tactless, too. - "The Garden Party", Katherine Mansfield.
  • I don't know that I mayn't have put this in a tactless way. - "Set in Silver", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.
  • What a dreadful thing to say and how tactless! - "The Prelude to Adventure", Hugh Walpole.

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