discreetly discreetly  /dɪs ˈkrit li/


  • (adv) with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint


  1. Sifting through the ruins, he discreetly loaded $2 million in gold, coins and securities onto the wagon bed, covered the bank's resources with a layer of vegetables and headed home.
  2. So, less discreetly, were State Department regulars.
  3. I sat on the bed, and she stood beside it, discreetly breast-feeding Liza while Puja, the toddler, hid under her sari.



  1. "Both sides have accepted the good offices of the secretary-general to help resolve this problem," Annan told a press conference in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port of Jiddah. "I will designate someone to work discreetly and quietly with them to...
    on Sep 3, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "New threats are on the horizon," Mulroney said of the proposed group. "With luck and good diplomacy, this development may be less threatening than it appears. If handled discreetly by the US and Canada, this new organization is unlikely,...
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Brian Mulroney Source: CTV.ca

  3. "When we learned of alleged bribery attempt in connection with the broadband projects, we instructed that the matter be discreetly investigated," Arroyo said.
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: ABS CBN News

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