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
  1. adjective
    marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
    “his trusted discreet aide”
    “a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace”
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    lacking discretion; injudicious
    bigmouthed, blabbermouthed, blabby, talkative
    unwisely talking too much
    lacking wise self-restraint
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  2. adjective
    not obtrusive or undesirably noticeable
    synonyms: unnoticeable, unobtrusive
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    noticeable, obtrusive
    undesirably noticeable
  3. adjective
    unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
    “a discreet silence”
    synonyms: discerning
    having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
  4. adjective
    heedful of potential consequences
    “a discreet investor”
    synonyms: circumspect
    careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
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