Learner's definition of DISCREET
[more discreet; most discreet]
1 — used to suggest that someone is being careful about not allowing something to be known or noticed by many people
a discreet way to handle the problem
She was always very discreet about her personal life.
He made discreet inquiries about the job.
He maintained a discreet silence.
2 : not likely to be seen or noticed by many people
◊ Do not confuse discreet with discrete.