Definitions for: Discreet

[adj] marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"
[adj] heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"
[adj] unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*creet", a. [Compar. Discreeter; superl.
Discreetest.] [F. discret, L. discretus separated (whence
the meaning reserved, prudent), p. p. of discernere. See
Discern, and cf. Discrete.]
1. 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.

It is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the
learned, nor the brave, who guides the conversation,
and gives measures to society. --Addison.

Satire 's my weapon, but I 'm too discreet To run
amuck, and tilt at all I meet. --Pope.

The sea is silent, the sea is discreet.

2. Differing; distinct. [Obs.] --Spenser. -- Dis*creet"ly,
adv. -- Dis*creet"ness, n.

Synonyms: circumspect, discerning, modest, prudent, restrained, tactful, unostentatious

Antonyms: indiscreet

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