An example of discreet is the policy of a hair salon that won’t tell who their famous clients are.
Made a discreet exit out the back door; lovers seeking a discreet place to meet.
The teacher was discreet in discussing the student's behavior. We followed him but kept a discreet distance.
Origin of discreet
- Middle English from Old French discret from Medieval Latin discrētus from Latin past participle of discernere to separate, discern discern
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French discret, from Latin discretus, from past participle of discernere.