Complete Definition of "discreet"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-discreet.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËt|-iËt

Homophones
discrete separable into parts.

Etymology
From OF. discret, from L. discretus, from past participle of discernere.

Adjective
en-adj

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

#:With a discreet gesture, she reminded him to mind his manners.
#:''Sebas just doesn't understand laughing at Malden all day is not very discreet.

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

Translations
trans-top|respectful of privacy or secrecy; quiet; diplomatic
French: discret
German: diskret#German|diskret
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trans-top|not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous
French: discret
German: diskret#German|diskret
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
discreetly
discretion

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