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discreet

dis·creet

discreet

 
pronunciation:
dih skrit
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: reserved and judicious, esp. in talking about or otherwise revealing confidential matters; circumspect.
I wouldn't trust him with this kind of information because he's never discreet.
synonyms:
cautious, circumspect
antonyms:
indiscreet
similar words:
careful, chary, guarded, judicious, politic, private, prudent, reserved, sensible, sensitive, tactful, wary
definition 2: not showy or pretentious; modest.
She dressed in discreet colors.
synonyms:
modest, unpretentious
antonyms:
flamboyant, showy
similar words:
circumspect, demure, humble, prudent, quiet, reserved, simple, sober, unaffected
derivations: discreetly (adv.), discreetness (n.)