discreet discreet  /dɪs ˈkrit/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
  2. (adj) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
  3. (adj) heedful of potential consequences

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The new ambassador is a model of the classic diplomat: discreet, discerning and infinitely patient.
  2. Physicians are now more discreet while recommending chest X-ray to a patient.

News

  1. Charlie Sheen Rejects Farrah Abraham

    Teen Mom star, Farrah Abraham recently made a porn flick with James Deen and it must have gone to her head because now she thinks she’s ready to run with the big boys. Who’s she after…none other than bad boy Charlie Sheen. But when Abraham failed to keep things discreet, Sheen quickly shut her down [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reality TV Magazine

  2. Yonkers cops tackle ‘community guns’ with unique approach

    Yonkers, NEW YORK (PIX11) — Is an ideal place to hide a shared burner in the weeds of an empty lot? Also known as a hammer, could it be found inside a discreet garbage can? Or can the biscuit, as others have called it, be discovered inside of construction pylon?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. Art Imitates Life: With Nathan Lane in the lead, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is an entertaining, must-see spectacle

    Stage: Nathan Lane is playing a flamboyantly gay character on Broadway, one who feels compelled to be closeted, or at least discreet. No, his name is not Albert, and he doesn't try to pass as Mrs. Coleman, the mother of his lover's son. The Nance is definitely not a retread of The Birdcage . In fact, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is much gayer -- and far more sophisticated -- than The ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Metro Weekly

Quotes

  1. "The longer I am here, the more I am persuaded that progress in Iraq cannot be analyzed solely in terms of these discreet, precisely defined benchmarks because, in many cases, these benchmarks do not serve as reliable measures of everything that is...
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: ABC News

  2. "These aren't folks who are working for me," Obama said. "They are not people, you know, who I have assigned to a job in the future administration, and ultimately my assumption is that this is a discreet task that they are going to be...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "Certainly, the time will come when I do see another woman," he added. "I expect Camille to see other men. I hope people and the press will understand that we are both free to carry on with our lives. I ask that everyone remain discreet for...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Kelsey Grammer Source: New York Daily News

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