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dis·creet

 (dĭ-skrēt′)
adj.
1. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect: The teacher was discreet in discussing the student's behavior. We followed him but kept a discreet distance.
2. Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice: made a discreet exit out the back door; lovers seeking a discreet place to meet.

[Middle English, from Old French discret, from Medieval Latin discrētus, from Latin, past participle of discernere, to separate, discern; see discern.]

dis·creet′ly adv.
dis·creet′ness n.

discreet

(dɪˈskriːt)
adj
1. careful to avoid social embarrassment or distress, esp by keeping confidences secret; tactful
2. unobtrusive
[C14: from Old French discret, from Medieval Latin discrētus, from Latin discernere to discern]
disˈcreetly adv
disˈcreetness n
Usage: Avoid confusion with discrete

dis•creet

(dɪˈskrit)

adj.
judicious in one's conduct or speech, esp. with regard to keeping silent about a delicate matter.
[1325–75; Middle English discret < Anglo-French, Old French < Medieval Latin discrētus, Latin: separated, past participle of discernere]
dis•creet′ly, adv.
dis•creet′ness, n.
syn: See careful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discreet - marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"
indiscreet - lacking discretion; injudicious; "her behavior was indiscreet at the very best"
2.discreet - unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
tactful - having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others; "she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion"; "a tactful remark eased her embarrassment"
3.discreet - heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"

discreet

discreet

adjective
1. Showing sensitivity and skill in dealing with others:
2. Kept within sensible limits:
Translations
حَكيم، رَزين، حَذِر
diskrétnímlčenlivýrozvážný
diskret
hienotunteinenhienovarainenhillittytahdikas
diszkréttapintatostitoktartó
òagmælskur
diskretiškasdiskretiškumasnuožiūrataktiškumas
apdomīgsdiskrētspiesardzīgs
ağzı sıkıölçülütemkinli

discreet

[dɪsˈkriːt] ADJ [person, inquiry, decor, uniform] → discreto
at a discreet distancea una distancia prudencial

discreet

[dɪˈskriːt] adj
(= diplomatic) [person] → discret/ète; [remark] → discret/ète
She's making a few discreet inquiries → Elle enquête discrètement.
to be discreet about sth → être discret/ète à propos de qch
at a discreet distance → à une distance respectueuse
(= understated) [decor, appearance, place, jewellery] → discret/ète

discreet

adjdiskret; inquirydiskret, taktvoll; accounttaktvoll; eleganceunaufdringlich; jewellery, tie, dress, decorationdezent; at a discreet distancein einer diskreten Entfernung; to maintain a discreet presenceeine unauffällige Präsenz aufrechterhalten; to keep or maintain a discreet silencediskret schweigen; to be discreet about somethingetw diskret behandeln

discreet

[dɪsˈkriːt] adjdiscreto/a

discreet

(diˈskriːt) adjective
wise, cautious and not saying anything which might cause trouble. My secretary won't let the secret out – she's very discreet.
diˈscreetness noun
diˈscretion (-ˈskre-) noun
1. discreetness. A secretary needs discretion and tact.
2. personal judgement. I leave the arrangements entirely to your discretion; The money will be distributed at the discretion of the management.

discreet

a. discreto-a, prudente.
References in classic literature ?
You surely don't forget, my beauty," said I, smiling, "what quiet, old-fashioned people we are and how I have settled down to be the discreetest of dames?
when I approach/ Her loveliness, so absolute she seems/And in herself compleat, so well to know/Her own, that what she wills to do or say,/ Seems wisest, vertuousest, discreetest, best.
Such generally is the discreetest man, particularly in any art the most skillful and discreetest, and in all other things for the more part those that be of much observation and greatest experience.