Definition of 'discreet'


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1. Not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous.

2. Respectful of privacy or secrecy; quiet; diplomatic.

3. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect.

4. Made, done, or situated so as to attract little notice.

5. obsolete Differing; distinct.

6. 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.

7. heedful of potential consequences

8. unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

9. marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

10. Civil;polite.

11. Distinct; distinguishable; discrete. See discrete, the usual spelling in this sense.

12. Synonyms See list under cautious.

13. Civil; polite.

14. Wise or judicious in avoiding mistakes or faults, or in selecting the best means to accomplish a purpose; prudent; circumspect; cautious; wary; not rash.


1. The important thing, my friend said, was to remain discreet and put your duties and family first.

2. This luxury hotel allows you to sample all this from a discreet distance.

3. There is a little discreet wafting of programmes.

4. But it is always discreet about its clients and what it does for them.

5. The patches are small and discreet and shaped to fit the abdomen and lower back.

6. They merely hovered at a discreet distance.

7. The difference is that the message it spelt out would be a little more discreet.

8. Maybe they should be a little more discreet in their calls.

9. But he could be a little more discreet.

10. Keep personal pictures small and discreet.

11. The new records show that his earlier musings merely skimmed the surface and that he had been relatively discreet in his memoirs.

12. They wanted something discreet, invisible if possible.

13. Then she is shown their horses, and a discreet veil will now be drawn over that.

14. Don't take on too many issues at one time and always be discreet.

15. Best to draw a discreet veil over that one, really.

16. After a while, we began to flirt and tease but we were always very discreet.

17. I have no problem when people are discreet about it.

18. They're very nicely discreet people.

19. These people are not discreet.

20. An official approach will unsettle a player just as much as an unofficial one, so what is wrong with a discreet inquiry?

21. Having spotted a screen legend behind the wheel, he would follow at a discreet distance and wait for the inevitable traffic violation.

22. Good nursing care provides for the needs of the patient with humanity and kindness, while retaining a discreet distance from emotional involvement.

23. Although there are ways of telling it apart from the A3, the whole remains discreet.

24. Conventional filming can be relatively discreet, but 3D cameras demand the best seats in the house.

25. He's good at memorizing conversations, and some guys weren't so what you call discreet talking around him.

26. Some areas for the ladies to consider: hair cut, color, makeup, shoes, purses, clothing, jewelry and certain discreet cultural factors.

27. ‘A lot of their work is carried out in a very discreet and confidential manner.’

28. ‘The purpose of the bullying audit was explained and their participation in a confidential and discreet interview was invited.’

29. ‘Do they fear physical harm or do they fear being forced to be discreet so as to avoid physical harm?’

30. ‘He had been careful to maintain a discreet distance between the architects of the plan and the hired help.’

31. ‘He stressed his team were discreet in their inquiries and that any innocent party could be easily eliminated from the hunt.’

32. ‘Clearly he considered this work to be creative and, while he is often bold in his alterations, he can also be discreet and delicate.’

33. ‘He tries to be more discreet about his own political leanings.’

34. ‘The agent was one of the most tactful and discreet people that I have ever met in my life.’

35. ‘She is diplomatically discreet about the pitfalls for foreign firms in the country.’

36. ‘When she noticed me, she gave me a discreet wink and continued with her speech.’

37. ‘After his daughter's birth, the president confided, several friends had advised him to seek a discreet divorce.’

38. ‘I wish I were a discreet sort of person in whom others could confide.’

39. ‘Their bodyguards followed them around the place at discreet distances.’

40. ‘He was a delightful man but he had a very discreet nature.’

41. ‘Probably to avoid arousing the ire of his notoriously touchy band mates, he becomes more discreet and less gossipy as time goes by.’

42. ‘Please note that it is important from the outset that you should be discreet about your interest in joining the Service.’

43. ‘Autobiographies are often curiously discreet about the awful transition.’

44. ‘In Britain, we'd see that as just being discreet, not making a fuss, not imposing yourself arrogantly on other people.’

45. ‘They apply their mind and are trained to be discreet enough to prevent people from knowing that they are being watched.’

46. ‘It is possible to be discreet, and a lot of famous people are.’

47. ‘A discreet cough alerted him to the couple's readiness to leave.’

48. ‘He jumps in his chair at a discreet cough immediately beside him.’

49. ‘I talked to him last week in the understated luxury of the discreet Residence.’

50. ‘Their style is neat, discreet, simple, conservative and under-stated.’

51. ‘Then, the keys emit soft clicks with each key press, much more discreet than the loud beep.’

52. ‘Specially tuned cars usually boast a discreet logo.’

53. ‘He said they might still be able to wear discreet turbans to school but did not mention their facial hair.’

54. ‘As you would expect from a Roux protégé, his sauces are intensely delicious but discreet and not over-rich.’

55. ‘But, immaculately dressed in a dark-grey trouser suit, the effect is discreet.’

56. ‘It is large, bound in luxurious leather, with discreet gold lettering announcing its pedigree.’

57. ‘She's looking good in black suit, styled hair and discreet (but still obvious) makeup.’

58. ‘And here is an orchestration of imagery that is as powerful as it is discreet.’

59. ‘There is a discreet knock on the door of the mayoral chamber.’

60. ‘The colours and discreet lighting of the restaurant blend and lend superbly to the informal atmosphere and freshest food.’

61. ‘Steel toe-cap boots can prove to be an excellent equaliser - smart-looking and discreet is best.’

62. ‘More matronly sorts opt instead for ye olde-style tea shoppes and here you can eavesdrop over a discreet pot of Darjeeling.’

63. ‘Some repairs to the shed and a discreet coat of green, brown or black woodstain might improve its appearance, for instance.’

64. ‘For the cross examination she is dressed in a sober black dress and discreet gold chain as befits a senior law officer.’

65. ‘Wearing a smart green dress and discreet golden earrings, she seemed every inch the sophisticated operator.’

66. ‘Their discreet designer labels send out waves of attitude like bullets, but secretly they delight in the attention.’

67. a discreet investor

Other users have misspelling discreet as:

1. discret 7.48%

2. descrit 4.08%

3. descreet 3.4%

4. discreat 2.72%

5. Other 82.32%

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