discreet

Discreet describes someone or something that is appropriately quiet, prudent, and restrained. If you are wearing a discreet gray suit, it is unlikely that anyone at that business meeting will notice you.

Often people use discreet not only to indicate modesty or carefulness, but also to show a sort of secretiveness along the lines of “You're going to keep this a secret, right?” If no one in your family knows that you like to dress up as a bear, but then your cousin finds out, you may ask him to please be discreet.

DEFINITIONS OF: discreet

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adj marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

“his trusted discreet aide”
“a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace”
Antonyms:
indiscreet
lacking discretion; injudicious
bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby, talkative
unwisely talking too much
imprudent
lacking wise self-restraint
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adj unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic

“a discreet silence”
Synonyms:
discerning
tactful
having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others

adj heedful of potential consequences

“a discreet investor”
Synonyms:
circumspect
prudent
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
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