discreet vs discrete :

discreet or discrete

An individually distinct entity is a discrete entity while when you show good judgment you are are being discreet. The minister cavalcade followed the queen's motorcade at a discreet distance and to an outsider the two convoys appeared distinct and discrete.

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  • a  marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
    his trusted discreet aide
    a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace
  • s  unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
    a discreet silence
  • s  heedful of potential consequences
    a discreet investor

  • s  constituting a separate entity or part
    a government with three discrete divisions
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