|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.
|Adj.||1.||discreet - marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"|
indiscreet - lacking discretion; injudicious; "her behavor was indiscreet at the very best"
|2.||discreet - unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"|
|3.||discreet - heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"|