discreetly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.discreetly - with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint; "I sent for the sergeant of the platoon both men were in and asked him to try to find out discreetly what lay behind this"
indiscreetly - without discretion or wisdom or self-restraint; "she inquired indiscreetly after the state of his health"
Translations

discreetly

[dɪsˈkriːtlɪ] ADV [speak, behave, leave, dress] → discretamente, con discreción

discreetly

[dɪˈskriːtli] adv
(= diplomatically) [say, ask, go] → discrètement
[hidden, placed] → discrètement

discreetly

advdiskret; dressed, decorateddezent; discreetly, she said nothingtaktvollerweise sagte sie nichts

discreetly

[dɪsˈkriːtlɪ] advdiscretamente, con discrezione
References in classic literature ?
If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment.
But granting all this; yet, regarded discreetly and coolly, seems it not but a mad idea, this; that in the broad boundless ocean, one solitary whale, even if encountered, should be thought capable of individual recognition from his hunter, even as a white-bearded Mufti in the thronged thoroughfares of Constantinople?
The rooks were awake in Randolph Crescent; but the windows looked down, discreetly blinded, on the return of the prodigal.
I do not know whether I have been what people call a great reader; I cannot claim even to have been a very wise reader; but I have always been conscious of a high purpose to read much more, and more discreetly, than I have ever really done, and probably it is from the vantage-ground of this good intention that I shall sometimes be found writing here rather than from the facts of the case.
Milady knows very well what becomes her," the woman answered discreetly.
When he saw and heard the confusion and uproar on the beach later that night when Captain Kellar turned Tulagi upside-down in his search for Michael, the old one-legged one remained discreetly silent.
Anne and Gilbert discreetly melted away; but when Owen had gone Anne returned, to find Leslie standing by the hearth.
The young man, I hear, lives with John and Natty Bumppo, and it’s always best to humor a patient, when it can be done discreetly—I say, discreetly, monsieur.
She took a few grains of the popcorn we pressed upon her, eating them discreetly and taking care not to get her fingers sticky.
She thought it was best to preserve silence, to discreetly set off to accomplish her difficult mission with her usual skill; and then, all things being accomplished to the satisfaction of the cardinal, to come to him and claim her vengeance.
The Baron looked slightly offended, and the Vice-Warden discreetly changed the subject.
It was during a relay that Porthos ventured to interrogate Aramis discreetly.