Search Result for "discreetly":
1. with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint;
- Example: "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"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Discreet \Dis*creet"\, a. [Compar. Discreeter; superl. Discreetest.] [F. discret, L. discretus separated (whence the meaning reserved, prudent), p. p. of discernere. See Discern, and cf. Discrete.] 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. [1913 Webster] It is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the conversation, and gives measures to society. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Satire 's my weapon, but I 'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The sea is silent, the sea is discreet. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Differing; distinct. [Obs.] --Spenser. -- Dis*creet"ly, adv. -- Dis*creet"ness, n. DiscrepanceWordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
discreetly adv 1: 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" [ant: indiscreetly]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "discreetly": artfully, astutely, cannily, carefully, cautiously, circumspectly, cleverly, considerately, cunningly, discerningly, easy, gingerly, guardedly, heedfully, intelligently, judiciously, knowingly, mindfully, pawkily, providently, prudently, rationally, reasonably, regardfully, sagaciously, sensibly, shrewdly, smartly, thoughtfully, understandingly, wisely, with care, with caution