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discreetness

Definitions of discreetness
  1. noun
    knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    synonyms: circumspection, discretion, prudence
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    types:
    confidentiality
    discretion in keeping secret information
    type of:
    discernment, judgement, judgment, sagaciousness, sagacity
    the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
  2. noun
    subtly skillful handling of a situation
    synonyms: delicacy, diplomacy, finesse
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    type of:
    tact, tactfulness
    consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
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