Definition of Discreetly

1. Adverb. 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"

Partainyms: Discreet
Antonyms: Indiscreetly



Definition of Discreetly

1. Adverb. Acting in a discreet manner; one that respects privacy or secrecy; quietly; diplomatically. ¹

2. Adverb. Inconspicuously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discreetly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discreetly

discovery request
discovery requests
discovre
discowear
discredit
discreditable
discreditably
discredited
discrediting
discreditor
discreditors
discredits
discreet
discreeter
discreetest
discreetly (current term)
discreetness
discreetnesses
discrepance
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discrepant
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discrete
discrete Fourier transform
discrete Fourier transforms
discrete character
discrete choice analysis
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Literary usage of Discreetly

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1. The Book of the Courtier by Baldassarre Castiglione (1903)
"mish or action or battle, or in other such affairs, he ought to arrange discreetly to withdraw from the crowd, and to perform those glorious and brave deeds ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"It is not necessary that he should be able to act wisely or discreetly, nor to effect a good bargain, but he must at least know what be Is doing. ..."

3. Bradford's History "of Plimoth Plantation.": From the Original Manuscript by William Bradford, Massachusetts General Court, Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State (1899)
"And therfore in all respects I doe not see but you have clone marvelously discreetly, & advisedly, and no doubt but it gives all parties good con- ten tc ..."

4. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1859)
"He never hesitated to reprove and admonish his friends when he saw that they were in fault, but he did it so discreetly and kindly that there was little ..."

5. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"... which n many times very helpful and subservient to the ends of religion, there is no such extraordinary trouble in it if it be discreetly managed. ..."

6. Principles of Social Science by Henry Charles Carey (1865)
"... becoming more complete as the power of co-ordination is more discreetly exercised § 2. Organized bodies grow from within, and the greater their growth, ..."

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