discreet vs. discrete – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Discreet

Definition:

marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

Examples:

a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace; Please be discreet regarding this matter.

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Discrete

Definition:

constituting a separate entity or part

Examples:

a government with three discrete divisions

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