Harangue vs Tact - What's the difference?
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Harangue is a related term of tact.
As verbs the difference between harangue and tact
is that harangue
is while tact
is (psychology) to use a tact (a kind of verbal operant; see noun sense).
As a noun tact is
the sense of touch; feeling.
An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
- She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
* 1895 , , Ch X:
- The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
- But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.
* (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade
To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
* 1814 , , Ch XV:
- The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
- This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."
* admonish, berate, lecture
The sense of touch; feeling.
* J. Le Conte
- Did you suppose that I could not make myself sensible to tact as well as sight?
(music) The stroke in beating time.
Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances.
- Now, sight is a very refined tact .
- He had formed plans not inferior in grandeur and boldness to those of Richelieu, and had carried them into effect with a tact and wariness worthy of Mazarin.
The ability to deal with embarrassing situations carefully and without doing or saying anything that will annoy or upset other people; careful consideration in dealing with others to avoid giving offense; the ability to say the right thing.
- A tact' which surpassed the '''tact''' of her sex as much as the '''tact''' of her sex surpassed the ' tact of ours.
- By the use of tact , she was able to calm her jealous husband.
(psychology) A verbal operant which is controlled by a nonverbal stimulus (such as an object, event, or property of an object) and is maintained by nonspecific social reinforcement (praise).
* 2013 , Jacob L. Gewirtz, William M. Kurtines, Jacob L. Lamb, Intersections With Attachment
- I used tact when I told my fat uncle that his extra weight made him look better.
- Skinner (1957) saw such tacts as responses that are reinforced socially.
(psychology) To use a tact (a kind of verbal operant; see noun sense).