In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) poco diplomático(person) falto de tacto(remark/question) poco diplomático(question/remark) indiscretothat was a tactless thing to say — demostró (or demostraste etc.) gran falta de tacto al decir eso
- She is domineering, prone to tactless remarks, and often self-centered.
- Arrogant in their opinions and assumptions, they can be blunt, outspoken and downright tactless.
- He's tactless and lacks judgment but he's irresistible just the same.
- Focus on peoples' loyal, affectionate qualities rather than their tactless, inconsiderate ones.
- Marlene, bless her, would make the same tactless remarks I was threatening to spill.
- A rather rude and tactless comment a few weeks ago when some of them had tried to visit her in hospital had assured them that she was still just as unsociable as before the kidnapping.
- Others are the victims of tactless, heavy-handed criticism from superiors.
- They're both tactless (even though Isabelle is much more so than Mum) and they both love criticising me to their hearts delight.
- Although talented, he was always a difficult colleague, proud, tactless, short-tempered, and easily offended.
- She is very smart and well-known and respected in our community - except for her tactless, uncaring personality.
- Gracie turned away, and Jade inwardly kicked herself for being tactless, though she didn't really know of a tactful way to ask a question like that.
- They have been completely tactless and insensitive to anyone's feelings.
- Then she flinched, thinking herself completely stupid, blunt and tactless.
- Well, okay, it is true, since he has the tendency to be blunt and tactless at times.
- Where he is unapologetically tactless, though, is in his treatment of his critics.
- I was shocked at the tactless way that he spoke within the hearing of the parents.
- Her responses grew more tentative and insecure with each of his outrageously tactless remarks.
- Sometimes he could be surprisingly blunt and tactless, perhaps passing on some unwelcome bit of information.
- For a prime minister who fought the election on improving public services, such increases look like thoughtless and tactless extravagance.
- Sure he could be a grouch, and completely tactless and insensitive, but he always seemed to have justifications for his actions, or at least would redeem himself.
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