discreet vs. discrete

discreet: careful and circumspect in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage. Ex.: “we made some discreet inquiries” synonyms: careful, circumspect, cautious, wary, chary, guarded discrete: individually separate and distinct. Ex.: “speech sounds are produced as a continuous sound signal rather than discrete units” synonyms: separate, … Read more