Tact is the ability to induce change or communicate hurtful information without offending through the use of consideration, compassion, kindness and reason.

Tact is a quality respect, because being an asshole and acting negatively towards others is 100 times easier than making a positive contribution.
The ability to say and do the right thing at the right time.
by QuestD40 June 10, 2005
The ability to tell someone to go to hell, and have them look forward to the trip.
"Well, that was tactful"
by mp6 March 29, 2017
Describing someone the way they see themselves.
A tactful person would say something like, "That anorexic chick is fat...and ugly"
by mn_guy34 March 10, 2008
The art of making a point without making an enemy.
Discussing religion may require tact, depending on how sensitive the people you discuss it with are.
by Last Pariah October 11, 2010
The art of being able to tell someone to go to Hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

"Go to hell."
by Edward Strange. September 10, 2009
The art, or skill, of conveying hurtful information without being a complete douche bag.
Getting the news that I am dying wasn't too bad. That doctor has tact!
by tyler611 November 5, 2015
Showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
A tactful way of correcting her
by sydney javes January 22, 2014