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dɪˈskritdis·creet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discreetadjective

    marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

    "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"

  2. discerning, discreetadjective

    unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

    "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"

  3. circumspect, discreetadjective

    heedful of potential consequences

    "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"

Wiktionary

  1. discreetadjective

    Respectful of privacy or secrecy; quiet; diplomatic.

    Etymology: From discret, from discretus, from past participle of discernere.

  2. discreetadjective

    Not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous.

    Etymology: From discret, from discretus, from past participle of discernere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discreet

    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

    Etymology: [F. discret, L. discretus separated (whence the meaning reserved, prudent), p. p. of discernere. See Discern, and cf. Discrete.]

  2. Discreet

    differing; distinct

    Etymology: [F. discret, L. discretus separated (whence the meaning reserved, prudent), p. p. of discernere. See Discern, and cf. Discrete.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discreet

    dis-krēt′, adj. having discernment: wary: circumspect: prudent.—adv. Discreetly.—n. Discreet′ness. [O. Fr. discret—L. discrētusdiscernĕre, to separate, to perceive.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discreet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discreet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of discreet in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Wellesley:

    Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.

  2. Greg Valliere:

    Companies realize that if they are too outspoken, that will inevitably piss off some of their customers. Why do that ? therefore, they have to be pretty discreet.

  3. Antonio Guterres:

    It is absolutely not true that Ive only done discreet diplomacy.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    This outcome demonstrates the value of the discreet, behind the scenes work of officials in resolving complex and sensitive consular cases, in close partnership with other governments.

  5. Rouba Noureddine:

    I'm not sure of any voguing scenes elsewhere in the Middle East -- and that's because, in other Middle Eastern countries, people are more discreet about such issues.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. scholastic
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    • C. abandon
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