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Synonyms for discreetness

knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

subtly skillful handling of a situation

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We should remember on thing about diplomacy; some parts of the diplomacy have to be done in public view, while some should be done with certain degree of discreetness till such time the diplomatic conversations are concluded.
One can, in this sense, see a typology of method and models where authority and discreetness gain prominence through appeals to natural order (the classical period), general equilibrium (the neoclassical period), and formalism (the post-WWII period).
This incident reflects a century-old practice within the Moroccan society, which gives precedence to protecting the discreetness of the victim's family over the victim's rights and psychological well-being.
Police chief, Michalis Papageorgiou said that although police had acquired evidence for 36 new cases, the necessary testimonies had still not been taken and stressed the need for discreetness in the matter.
One explanation for this apparent contradiction lies in the lack of definitional discreetness.
Of course, if you have to say this, there might be some doubt cast on your trustworthiness if you are compelled to declare your discreetness.
Those people ultimately didn't react well to the masturbation jokes and silly stuff because they come from an era where they treasure discreetness.
Devices such as pens and pumps also improve the discreetness of injecting, which is helpful for people whose needle anxiety is rooted in embarrassment, Dr.
Perceptions of interactive justice result from supervisor trust-building behaviors such as "availably, competence, consistency, discreetness, fairness, integrity, loyalty, openness, promise fulfillment, receptivity, and overall trust" (Deluga, 1994: 317).
For most interview participants (7 out of 10), the discreetness of the local licensed brothels had resulted in the belief that legalisation had created a clean and regularly monitored sex industry.
McNutt says people were attracted to the product's natural beauty and discreetness.
Most important, all three possess the vital ingredient of discreetness, thereby ensuring that all information remains confidential.
The discreetness in publishing news about events in the Baltic States was justified with the claim that events taking place in the Baltic states were unimportant compared to those occurring it the West.
Depending on the scale and the income levels targeted, this may range from developing 'entirely new social spaces and in some instances landscapes of wealth' (Bourne 1993: 1303), to creating small pockets of middle-income 'ready-made gentrification' (the expression is that of Caulfield 1994: 83) scattered within existing low-or modest-income neighbourhoods, their architectural styles blending with varying discreetness into the existing streetscape (see Figs.
Additionally, the device lays completely flat adding to its discreetness.