WORD – 16


Discreet .


To be discreet means – to be careful about using or not disclosing a secretconfidentialprivate or sensitive information.


Examples.

  • Journalists should be discreet when writing about a matter of national security.
  • Police is usually discreet when talking about a case to media.

WHEN and HOW to use this word. 

1. When asking someone to be careful about not disclosing something and keeping it secret.

Examples.

  • Be discreet.
  • Journalists should be discreet when writing about a matter of national security.

2. When talking about being careful to avoid causing embarrassment to someone.

Examples .

  • Managers should be discreet when giving feedback to their team members.
  • HR executives should be discreet when rejecting a candidate.