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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To be prudent. Careful about what you say or do, so that you do not offend, upset, or embarrass people or tell secrets.

Usage examples (39)
  • The woman was discreet in expressing her opinions about her son's marriage.
  • His trusted discreet aide
  • He's good at memorizing conversations, and some guys weren't so what you call discreet talking around him.
  • It effectively rezones the fun out of YouTube videos by allowing them to be posted only in discreet little boxes. for more
Tutoring comment
  • It would not be "discreet" (to show tact or reserve) to try to join "discrete" (consisting of unconnected or distinct parts) and competitive departments.
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