Examples of the incorrect uses of discreet and discrete : but if this brief and discrete affair ever really happened it was never in the public eye.By Maeve Maddox - 1 minute read discreet adj.Discrete diskrt, etymology: L, discretus, separated 1 individually distinct.

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Independent, leave it to the reigning queen of ugly chic to make décolletage discreet and quietly subversive.Discreet means cautious, reserved, or modest, especially in speech.Separate, detached from others, individually distinct.