tact noun

ADJ. considerable, great, the utmost

VERB + TACT have | call for, need, require The situation called for considerable tact. | display, exercise, show, use Employees are trained to show tact and patience with difficult customers.

PREP. with ~ The incident should have been handled with more tact by the police.

PHRASES a lack of tact, the soul of tact Their host, who was the soul of tact, never mentioned the incident again. | tact and diplomacy/sensitivity