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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·creet /dɪˈskrit/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his
             trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought
             gold necklace" [ant: indiscreet]
      2: unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning
         editor"; "a discreet silence" [syn: discerning]
      3: heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions";
         "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending
         its use"; "a discreet investor" [syn: circumspect]