Meticulous vs Tactful - What's the difference?

meticulous | tactful |


As adjectives the difference between meticulous and tactful

is that meticulous is (archaic) timid, fearful, overly cautious while tactful is possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.

meticulous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (archaic) Timid, fearful, overly cautious.
  • Characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details.
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  • , passage=The meticulous care with which the operation in Sicily was planned has paid dividends. Our casualties in men, in ships and materiel have been low—in fact, far below our estimate.}}

    Synonyms

    * careful, precise, painstaking, rigorous, scrupulous * See also

    Antonyms

    * sloppy, careless, slapdash

    Derived terms

    * meticulosity, meticulousness

    tactful

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
  • Antonyms

    * tactless