Adjective(1) marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint(2) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic(3) heedful of potential consequences
(1) Assemblages are denned as coherent suites of plant fossils preserved in discrete lithological units.(2) This book is not about discernment as a discrete act but rather treats it as a manner of living.(3) And it works when applications store stuff in discrete files, rather than their own data silo.(4) The atoms in iron, in contrast, do not cluster into discrete molecules.(5) All of these may usually be discrete and distinct domains but one key theme of this chapter is that there are also overlaps.(6) The patient does suffer a serious loss of cognitive function due to a discrete neurological injury, such as a stroke.(7) Now I am going way out on a limb here, but could a discrete universe make this a moot point?(8) It would provide, in other words, a discrete vehicle for important issues to be addressed.(9) Signs are only meaningful within the system of signification in which they are produced, and not as discrete units.(10) Chips, being discrete units of food, rather than a single blob or lump of food, have a social element.(11) Whilst this book is a stand-alone title in that it deals with a discrete set of texts, it must also be seen as part of a much larger whole.(12) We have seen that in an atom, possible electron energies come in a discrete series of distinct levels.(13) That is, does age affect general ability or does it have discrete effects on individual abilities?(14) Investors own units in the fund of funds but have no discrete units in the underlying funds.(15) Is it a discrete inquiry by reference to the particular individual or is it a sort of general inquiry?(16) Needless to say, the distinctions form a continuum, rather than discrete categories.
1. careful ::
2. unobtrusive ::
3. discerning ::
4. circumspect ::
1. imprudent ::
2. indiscreet ::
3. injudicious ::
discreet, discreeter, discreetest, discreetly, discreetness
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lt's a high-volume business
with a DISCREET work force.
Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 3
You need a proper, DISCREET swordsman.
Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 2
You think you could be
a little more DISCREET?
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 1
...I was going to put the TARDIS
in a DISCREET corner...
The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 19
over a DISCREET bit of buggery, but
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 6
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