Examples of discreet in a Sentence
- For a couple who wanted a discreet bar between the study and the living room, Quogue, New York, architect Stuart Disston designed a small-scale bar that's hidden behind … doors under the stairs and takes advantage of plumbing in an adjacent powder room. —Sallie Brady, This Old House, January/February 2006
- Without the knowledge of the exiled African National Congress leadership, he entered into a discreet dialogue with the South African government—which was reaching a similar conclusion. He later succeeded in convincing suspicious comrades of the need for a negotiated solution. —F. W. De Klerk, Time, 18 Apr. 2005
- The New York Stock Exchange, meanwhile, has proposed a rule that would bar a stock-market analyst from talking to newspapers that fail to disclose the analyst's conflicts of interest. Even the C.E.O. of Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street's most discreet firms, has chimed in … and has extorted his peers to restore "trust in our system." —New Yorker, 9 Dec. 2002
- Discreet disclaimers by the tourist board to the effect that "there is no evidence whatever that Prince Vlad Tepes (TSEH-pesh), or Vlad the Impaler, inhabited the castle" do nothing to discourage its notoriety as Dracula's reputed residence. Mythically, at least, this is in fact where he lived—and always will. —Erik Sandberg-Diment, New York Times, 21 June 1998
he was very discreet, only saying what was necessary
with a discreet gesture, she signalled to her husband that she was ready to leave the party
Recent Examples of discreet from the Web
Hazelton takes a sneak peek under the carpet, pulling it up in a discreet location.
Many schools are taking steps to make counseling visits more discreet.
His racist views are shared by 10 percent to 20 percent of Americans, most of whom are more discreet in airing their views in public.
But the need to be discreet was paramount in the studio system era where contracts contained morals clauses and the Motion Picture Production Code strictly governed controversial film material.
Republican congresscritters also were maintaining a discreet distance in the immediate aftermath of the news.
Some discreet inquiries were made, and, before the year was out, Kilcoe was his.
In France, people are sweet and discreet
Money better spent on a nice, discreet, graceful cross-body bag.
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Synonymsintelligent, judgmatic (or judgmatical), judicious, prudent
Antonymsimprudent, indiscreet, injudicious
Related Wordscautious, chary, circumspect, cozy; forehanded, foresighted, foresightful, forethoughtful; discerning, discriminating, sage, sane, sapient, senseful, sensible, wise; canny, provident; astute, perspicacious, sagacious, shrewd
Near Antonymscareless, heedless, incautious, rash; improvident, shortsighted; foolish, unwise
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