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Related to discreetness: ostentatiousness, transitoriness, sordidness


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.
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Noun1.discreetness - knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
confidentiality - discretion in keeping secret information
2.discreetness - subtly skillful handling of a situation
tact, tactfulness - consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
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nDiskretheit f; (of account)taktvolle Art; (of jewellery, tie, dress, decoration)dezente Art


(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.
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