Dis·creet a. [Compar. Discreeter superl. Discreetest.]
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. [Obs.]
-- Dis*creet*ly, adv. -- Dis*creet*ness, n.
adv : with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint; "I
sent for the sergeant of the platoon both men were in
and asked him to try to find out discreetly what lay
behind this" [ant: indiscreetly]