discreet

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From Old French discret, from Latin discretus, from past participle of discernere.

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discreet ‎(comparative more discreet, superlative most discreet)

  1. Respectful of privacy or secrecy; quiet; diplomatic.
    With a discreet gesture, she reminded him to mind his manners.
    John just doesn't understand that laughing at Mary all day is not very discreet.
  2. Not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch discreet, from Old French discret, from Medieval Latin discrētus, from discernō.

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Adjective[edit]

discreet ‎(comparative discreter, superlative discreetst)

  1. discreet
  2. discrete

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Inflection of discreet
uninflected discreet
inflected discrete
comparative discreter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial discreet discreter het discreetst
het discreetste
indefinite m./f. sing. discrete discretere discreetste
n. sing. discreet discreter discreetste
plural discrete discretere discreetste
definite discrete discretere discreetste
partitive discreets discreters