freedom to act or judge on one's own
discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence(noun)
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
"the servants showed great tact and discretion"
refined taste; tact
free will, discretion(noun)
the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
the trait of judging wisely and objectively
"a man of discernment"
apprehension, circumspection, delicacy, free will, perceptiveness, appreciation, taste, discreetness, sagaciousness, savvy, judgement, prudence, understanding, judgment, discernment, sagacity
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Address is that indefinable something which enables a man to gain his object without seeming exertion or contest, and generally with the favor and approval of those with whom he deals. It is a general power to direct to the matter in hand whatever qualities are most needed for it at the moment. It includes adroitness and discretion to know what to do or say and what to avoid; ingenuity to devise; readiness to speak or act; the dexterity that comes of practise; and tact, which is the power of fine touch as applied to human character and feeling. Courtesy and politeness are indispensable elements of good address. Compare SPEECH.
Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.
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As the president of a university, I would expect more. As the president of a university currently in the middle of a scandal in the national news, I would expect even more than that. I would expect discretion. I would expect thought and research into whether or not this is considered offensive. Frankly, I would expect more creativity in costume selection. But I guess my expectations are too high for Ramsey, don't dress like a culture. They aren't costumes, they're people.
One of the notable things is that only two of these patients got these drugs as part of a clinical trial. The rest of them were given the drugs off label -- since these drugs are generally available that's at the discretion of the treating provider, but it's still notable, patients with all levels of severity of Covid-19 received these drugs, although certainly the patients that were hospitalized were more likely to receive these drugs.
No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself and what he possesses else he lives precariously, and at discretion.
The law appears to leave key issues, such as criteria for bidding companies, to the discretion of the oil minister without providing any real checks on his decisions.
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.
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- حرية التصرفArabic
- преценка, благоразумие, усмотрение, дискретностBulgarian
- možnost se rozhodnout, možnost uvážení, uvážlivost, diskrétnost, soudnost, ohleduplnostCzech
- hienotunteisuus, oma harkinta, tilannetaju, hienovaraisuus, tahdikkuus, harkintakykyFinnish
- riservatezza, discernimento, discrezioneItalian
- discreție, rezervă, maturitate, libertate de decizieRomanian
- осмотрительность, усмотрение, прозорливость, [[свобода]] [[действиеRussian
- omdöme, diskretionSwedish
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