discrete vs. discreet

discrete vs. discreet

辨析:这两个词同音且来自于同一个拉丁词根,但在语言演化的过程中意义有了不同。前者意为「不寻常的、离散的、无关联的」,所对应的名词形式为discreteness。后者意为在言行中体现城府和谨慎,所对应的名词形式为discretion。

例句:
It’s about a very discrete, small number of people or small segment of cases.
For more immediate and discreet assistance, the Pentagon offers marriage counseling through other avenues.

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陈 欣

陈 欣

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