(?), a. [Compar. Discreeter (?); superl. Discreetest.] [F. discret, L. discretus separated (whence the meaning reserved, prudent), p. p. of discernere. See Discern, and cf. Discrete.] 1. Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious.
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It is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the conversation, and gives measures to society.
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Satire 's my weapon, but I 'm too discreet
To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet.
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The sea is silent, the sea is discreet.
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2. Differing; distinct. [Obs.] Spenser.

-- Dis*creet"ly, adv. -- Dis*creet"ness, n.



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(?), } n.;
pl. -ances (#), -ancies (#).
[L. disrepantia: cf. OF. discrepance. See Discrepant.] The state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity; contrariety.
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There hath been ever a discrepance of vesture of youth and age, men and women.
Sir T. Elyot.
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There is no real discrepancy between these two genealogies.
G. S. Faber.
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