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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: discret, from Latin discretus, past participle of discernere; DISCERN

discreet

adjective
     
di‧screet
1 careful about what you say or do, so that you do not offend, upset, or embarrass people or tell secrets [≠ indiscreet]:
He assured her that he would be discreet.
I stood back at a discreet distance.
2 small and showing good taste or judgment - use this to show approval:
discreet jewelry
discreetly adverb

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