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discreetly

[ dih-skreet-lee ]
/ dɪˈskrit li /
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adverb
in a way that is careful about something of a personal or delicate nature; circumspectly: These protocols allow patients to have private conversations with caregivers in which their questions can be answered discreetly.
in a way that is not conspicuous or obvious; unobtrusively: The building is historic, as explained on the understated bronze plaque displayed discreetly in the entryway.
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Origin of discreetly

OTHER WORDS FROM discreetly

o·ver·dis·creet·ly, adverbqua·si-dis·creet·ly, adverb
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