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1. discreetness

noun. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress.

Synonyms

  • circumspection
  • judgement
  • discernment
  • sagacity
  • confidentiality
  • prudence
  • discretion
  • sagaciousness

Antonyms

  • injudiciousness
  • approval
  • unwariness
  • incomprehension

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • discreet (English)
  • discret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. discreetness

noun. subtly skillful handling of a situation.

Synonyms

  • tactfulness
  • tact
  • delicacy
  • diplomacy

Antonyms

  • reversal
  • judgment in rem
  • affirmation
  • judgment in personam

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • discreet (English)
  • discret (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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