marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
"his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"
unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
"a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
heedful of potential consequences
"circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"
Respectful of privacy or secrecy; quiet; diplomatic.
Not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous.
Origin: From discret, from discretus, from past participle of discernere.
possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious
Origin: [F. discret, L. discretus separated (whence the meaning reserved, prudent), p. p. of discernere. See Discern, and cf. Discrete.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-krēt′, adj. having discernment: wary: circumspect: prudent.—adv. Discreetly.—n. Discreet′ness. [O. Fr. discret—L. discrētus—discernĕre, to separate, to perceive.]
The numerical value of discreet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of discreet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- сдържан, предпазлив, тактичен, дискретенBulgarian
- διακριτική, διακριτικόςGreek
- diskreetti, hillitty, hienovarainen, hienotunteinen, tahdikasFinnish
- titoktartó, tapintatos, diszkrétHungarian
- тактичный, неброский, незаметныйRussian
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