Posted by: retarigan | February 28, 2014

Word Dictionary [280214]


Word of the day: discreet
Definition: adj. a circumspect in speech or action, esp. to avoid social disgrace or embarrassment. b tactful; trustworthy.
Synonyms: discerning
Etymology: ME f. OF discret -ete f. L discretus separate (as DIS-, cretus past part. of cernere sift), with LL sense f. its derivative discretio discernment (more…)

pronunciation: dɪsˈkri:t

from Oxford: discreet

adj. (discreeter, discreetest)
1 a circumspect in speech or action, esp. to avoid social disgrace or embarrassment. b tactful; trustworthy.
2 unobtrusive (a discreet touch of rouge).
Derivatives: discreetly adv. discreetness n.
Etymology: ME f. OF discret -ete f. L discretus separate (as DIS-, cretus past part. of cernere sift), with LL sense f. its derivative discretio discernment

from Wordnet: discreet

adj 1: marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; “his trusted discreet aide”; “a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace [ant: indiscreet]
2: unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; “a discerning editor”; “a discreet silence” [syn: discerning]
3: heedful of potential consequences; “circumspect actions”; “physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use”; “a discreet investor” [syn: circumspect]

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