Definition of 'discreet'
Video: pronunciation of 'discreet'
Example sentences containing 'discreet'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The important thing, my friend said, was to remain discreet and put your duties and family first. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This luxury hotel allows you to sample all this from a discreet distance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is a little discreet wafting of programmes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it is always discreet about its clients and what it does for them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The patches are small and discreet and shaped to fit the abdomen and lower back. The Sun (2009)They merely hovered at a discreet distance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The difference is that the message it spelt out would be a little more discreet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Maybe they should be a little more discreet in their calls. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he could be a little more discreet. The Sun (2010)Keep personal pictures small and discreet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The new records show that his earlier musings merely skimmed the surface and that he had been relatively discreet in his memoirs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They wanted something discreet, invisible if possible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then she is shown their horses, and a discreet veil will now be drawn over that. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Don't take on too many issues at one time and always be discreet. The Sun (2015)Best to draw a discreet veil over that one, really. Times, Sunday Times (2009)After a while, we began to flirt and tease but we were always very discreet. The Sun (2007)I have no problem when people are discreet about it. The Sun (2007)They're very nicely discreet people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These people are not discreet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)An official approach will unsettle a player just as much as an unofficial one, so what is wrong with a discreet inquiry? The Sun (2011)Having spotted a screen legend behind the wheel, he would follow at a discreet distance and wait for the inevitable traffic violation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Good nursing care provides for the needs of the patient with humanity and kindness, while retaining a discreet distance from emotional involvement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Although there are ways of telling it apart from the A3, the whole remains discreet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Conventional filming can be relatively discreet, but 3D cameras demand the best seats in the house. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'discreet'
In Common Usage. discreet is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'discreet'
British English: discreet ADJECTIVE
If you are discreet, you are polite and careful in what you do or say.
They were gossipy and not always discreet.
Definition of discreet from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.