Discrete or Discreet
Is a Confidante Discrete or Discreet?
Discreet means "tactful, circumspect, judicious, unobtrusive, or modest" and discrete means "distinct, separate, unconnected, or individual."
So a confidante – the keeper of secrets – is discreet.
Use in Sentences
The meeting was held at a discreet location to avoid attention.
The book contained ten discrete stories.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, The University of Chicago Press (2003)
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