Discreet or Discrete  

BBW_Dyme 44F
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8/3/2006 2:41 am

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8/6/2006 8:40 am

Discreet or Discrete

dis·creet- (d-skrt) adj.

1. Marked by, exercising, or showing prudence and wise self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect.
2. Free from ostentation or pretension; modest.

discreet

adj 1: marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace" [ant: indiscreet] 2: unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence" [syn: discerning] 3: heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor" [syn: circumspect]

cir·cum·spect - (sûrkm-spkt)
adj.

Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.


dis·crete - (d-skrt) adj.

1. Constituting a separate thing. See Synonyms at distinct.
2. Consisting of unconnected distinct parts.
3. Mathematics. Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.

Where in the hell do people get that it means undercover, on the down low?
The way I see it you may want to get a new word for cheating.


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