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adjective discreet pronunciation in British English /dɪˈskriːt/
  1. 1
    careful not to say anything that is secret or that could upset someone

    She's very discreet and loyal.

  2. 2
    unlikely to attract attention

    They followed at a discreet distance.

  3. 3
    small and not very noticeable

    discreet gold earrings

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