Today’s word of the day is ‘Discreet‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Discreet [ dih-skreet ]
What is the etymology of the word?
The word derived from old French.
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is an adjective, i.e., it adds more information about the noun or sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
No, the word is an adjective. Therefore, it does not have a past form.
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Vicharsheel
2. Spanish – Discreto(masculine); Discreta(feminine)
3. French – Discret(masculine); Discrète(feminine)
4. Mandarin – Shènzhòng
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. Of course they would stop for the wedding, but meantime she must be very discreet; she must not intrude too much.
2. The married politician wanted to keep his affair discreet and hidden.
3. We made some discreet inquiries.
4. If you want to be discreet, do not drive a flashy car!
5. It was discreet of you to keep it a secret from him.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
attentive, careful, considerate, intelligent, noncommittal, prudent, reasonable, restrained, tactful, thoughtful, watchful, alert, awake, cagey, calculating, chary, circumspect, civil, conservative, controlled, diplomatic, discerning, discriminating, gingerly, guarded, heedful, judicious, moderate, observant, politic, precautious, reserved, safe, sagacious, strategic, temperate, vigilant, wary, wise, etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
careless, heedless, idiotic, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, negligent, stupid, thoughtless, unmindful, unthoughtful, foolish, indiscreet, rash, reckless, uncareful, undiscerning, etc
I always try to be as discreet as possible, so I wear black.
Respectable Book Covers: an innovative, discreet way to hide your atrocious literary tastes. https://t.co/TGfbJPucsb
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) June 7, 2021