Discreet

Definition of Discreet

Dis`creet´
a.1.Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious.
It is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the conversation, and gives measures to society.
- Addison.
Satire 's my weapon, but I 'm too discreet
To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet.
- Pope.
The sea is silent, the sea is discreet.
- Longfellow.
2.Differing; distinct.

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