An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. falto de tacto
If you weren't so tactless, we might have been able to save the contract.Si no fueras tan falto de tacto, podríamos haber conseguido salvar el contrato.
b. indiscreto
The moment she spoke the words, Susan realized that it was a rather tactless question.En el momento en que pronunció las palabras, Susan se dio cuenta de que había sido una pregunta bastante indiscreta.
c. poco diplomático
Doug's rude, tactless comments always get him in trouble.Doug siempre se mete en problemas son sus comentarios groseros y poco diplomáticos.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. falto(a) de tacto, indiscreto(a)
tactless [ˈtæktlɪs]
[+person] falto de tacto; poco diplomático
She was a lively and impetuous woman, frequently tactless but always kind He was regarded as a good economist but\ a tactless politician\
[+comment, behaviour] indiscreto; poco diplomático
it was a tactless remark fue un comentario poco diplomático or bastante indiscreto
...tactless comments such as "It was for the best" Her behaviour was plainly tactless and there can be no excuses for it Tilly's tactless outburst had really upset her It was a typically tactless and direct approach He had broken off a relationship with a young woman in such a tactless way that she subsequently suffered a nervous breakdown
how could you be so tactless? ¿cómo puedes haber tenido tan poco tacto?; ¿cómo puedes haber sido tan poco diplomático?
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