[ US /dɪsˈkɹitɫi/ ]
[ UK /dɪskɹˈiːtli/ ]
  1. 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
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How To Use discreetly In A Sentence

  • Once resurfacing from the water, hair in his eyes, he could see Jo laughing, not so discreetly slapping her thigh in mirth.
  • The Professor had come over and whispered discreetly that he'd like to see me in his office once I was done for the day.
  • The man was not chauvinist for cheating on his wife indiscreetly; he was simply a philandering husband.
  • An orthographical indiscretion: the adverb should be “discreetly.” A Brief History of Shorthand - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Gift-giving in courtship traditionally was handled discreetly, with men offering women small gifts on special occasions.
  • I would not take exception to a member discreetly sucking a peppermint or a throat lozenge, but it should go no further than that.
  • Once he was sure he was out of eyeshot of the tobacconist he dropped the pack of cigarettes, unopened, into one of the discreetly placed rubbish bins surrounded by unnaturally flourishing pot plants.
  • If you haven't already seen the movie, it will spoil nothing to tell you that the accident, discreetly shown as a "Six Feet Under" - style whiteout, is not fatal. September 2005
  • They say the others were driven discreetly from the hospital Friday in the northern mining town of Copiapo without stopping to speak to the hordes of journalists waiting outside. All But 2 Chilean Miners Back Home
  • They had become hostages at sea, where captives are more discreetly disposed of than anywhere else.
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