discreet
[dɪˈskriːt]
ADJECTIVE
discreeter (comparative adjective) · discreetest (superlative adjective)
  1. careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.
    "we made some discreet inquiries"
    synonyms:
    careful · circumspect · cautious · wary · chary · guarded · close-lipped · close-mouthed · tactful · diplomatic · considerate · politic · prudent · judicious · strategic · wise ·
    sensible · delicate · kid-glove · softly-softly
    antonyms:
Origin
Middle English: from Old French discret, from Latin discretus ‘separate’, past participle of discernere ‘discern’, the sense arising from late Latin discretio ( see discretion). Compare with discrete.
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How to use discreet in a sentence?
the abrupt quality of the sound is echoed in the final ‘t’ consonance of ‘discreet’ and ‘shut’.
a vibrating alert is a discreet alternative to ringtones.
a discreet brass plate announced William Marsden, RA.
discreet camerawork and underplayed acting.
we made some discreet inquiries.
she gave a discreet cough.
a discreet cough.
How to say discreet in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans strategies
Arabic (NOUN)حصيف, الرصينة, متحفظ, كتومة, سرية, رصين, كتوم, التكتم, حذرا, حذرة
Bangla বিচক্ষণ
Bosnian (Latin) diskretno
Bulgarian (NOUN)дискретен, благоразумен, скрито
Cantonese (Traditional) 謹慎
Catalan (NOUN)discret
Chinese Simplified 谨慎
Chinese Traditional 謹慎
Croatian (NOUN)diskretan
Czech (NOUN)diskrétní, utajeného, nenápadné, skrytého
Danish (NOUN)diskret
(ADJECTIVE)afdæmpet
Dutch (NOUN)discrete, onopvallende
Estonian (NOUN)diskreetne, varjatud
(ADJECTIVE)tagasihoidlik
Fijian nuitaki
Filipino magalang
Finnish (NOUN)huomaamaton, hillitty, hienovarainen, ajattelevainen, salaista
(ADJECTIVE)hienotunteinen
French (NOUN)discret
German (NOUN)diskret, dezente, unauffällig, verschwiegen
Greek (NOUN)διακριτική
Haitian Creole diskrè
Hebrew (NOUN)דיסקרטי, זהיר
Hindi (NOUN)विचारशील
Hungarian (NOUN)diszkrét
(ADJECTIVE)óvatos
Icelandic (NOUN)næði
Indonesian (NOUN)bijaksana, diam
Italian (NOUN)discreto
Japanese (NOUN)控えめ, 目立たない, ディスクリート, 慎重, 離散
Kiswahili (NOUN)busara
Korean (NOUN)신중, 별도형
(ADJECTIVE)은밀한
Latvian (NOUN)diskrēta, pieklājīgā, slepenu
Lithuanian (NOUN)diskretiškas, atsargus, apdairaus
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)bijaksana
Maltese (NOUN)diskreta
Norwegian Bokmål diskret
Persian (NOUN)احتیاط
Polish (NOUN)dyskretny, niejawnego
Portuguese (NOUN)discreto
Querétaro Otomi discreto
Romanian (NOUN)discret
Russian (NOUN)сдержанный, дискретные, осторожным, незаметный, скромное, ненавязчивым, тактичность
Samoan faautauta
Serbian (Cyrillic) дискретан
Serbian (Latin) diskretan
Slovak (NOUN)diskrétne
Slovenian (NOUN)diskretno, prikrite
Spanish (NOUN)discreto
Swedish (NOUN)diskret
Tahitian mamahu noa
Tamil நளினமான
Telugu బుద్ధిమ౦తుడునైన
Thai ความรอบคอบ
Tongan fakapotopoto
Turkish (NOUN)sağduyulu, tedbirli, ihtiyatlı, ketum, mütevazi
Ukrainian (NOUN)стриманий
Urdu چوکس
Vietnamese kín đáo
Welsh cynnil
Yucatec Maya discreto
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