Discreet definition is - having or showing discernment or good judgment in conduct and especially in speech : prudent; especially : capable of preserving prudent silence. How to use discreet in a sentence.
Discreet - definition of discreet by The Free Dictionary
1. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect: The teacher was discreet in discussing the student's behavior. We followed him but kept a discreet distance.
DISCREET | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
What to Know. Discrete is means "separate," while discreet means "unobtrusive." Both words have the same etymology coming from the Latin discretus which means "to keep separate" or "to discern." An easy trick to tell them apart is to remember is that the "e's" are separated by the "t" in "discrete."
‘A discreet cough alerted him to the couple's readiness to leave.’ ‘He jumps in his chair at a discreet cough immediately beside him.’ ‘I talked to him last week in the understated luxury of the discreet Residence.’
discreet vs. discrete : Choose Your Words : Vocabulary.com
Choose Your Words - Discreet means on the down low, under the radar, careful, but discrete means individual or detached. They come from the same ultimate source, the Latin discrētus, for separated or distinct, but discreet has taken its own advice and quietly gone its separate way.
12 Responses to “The Difference Between “Discreet” and “Discrete”” –Deb on September 08, 2010 8:41 am. I’ve always appreciated that discreet/discrete have their own spelling memory aids built right in. “Discreet,” being subtle and private, keeps both its Es tucked inside.