What does the word tact mean?

Usage examples for tact

  1. But she would not show it, and with ready tact replied: " Are you going there?" – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  2. " I know you will think that I have no tact," Giovanni observed with considerable justice. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  3. It shows a lack of tact. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West