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tactless adj
1 lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "in the circumstances it was tactless to ask her age" [syn: untactful] [ant: tactful]
2 showing skill in handling difficult situations [syn: undiplomatic]
3 revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; "an inept remark"; "it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable" [syn: inept]

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  1. having no tact; unaware or intentionally inconsiderate of someone else's feelings
    It was tactless of you not to attend your sister's wedding.


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