Thesaurus / discreet


The installation, accompanied by its own discreet soundtrack, retains the right angles of the space it defines, yet its hard lines are gently blurred with every ripple of air.

Having people who are trained to spot instances like when people are feeling presenteeism pressure and then be discreet and respectful about how they broach the subject is invaluable.

In private one-on-one meetings with senators, Barrett has been discreet on the question of precedent, at least according to one Senate Democrat who has spoken with her ahead of the confirmation hearing.

Plus the convenient and discreet wall-plug design saves space.

Her focus is on Australia, where she hopes to help undo a more “discreet” form of racism by mending an opaque education system with the help of the Opals.

But Serge, prudent and discreet, even in the most affectionate moments, led Jeanne to take a more sensible view.

The "Be Discreet" of the Beard was a gag, which he rolled round the servant's head in expert fashion.

Messengers of EvilPierre Souvestre

The discreet man-servant outside blushed with shame that such a thing should happen under his roof.

Armorel of LyonesseWalter Besant

In the man Francesco had long discovered the judicial mind, and the discreet intelligence of the trained statesman.

The Hill of VenusNathan Gallizier

Hilversum is the Chislehurst of Holland—a discreet and wealthy suburb, where business men have their villas amid the trees.


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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.