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Synonyms for discretion
dɪˈskrɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discretion(noun)

    freedom to act or judge on one's own

    Synonyms:
    prudence, free will, circumspection, discreetness, discernment, delicacy

  2. discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence(noun)

    knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

    "the servants showed great tact and discretion"

    Synonyms:
    discreetness, circumspection, free will, delicacy, diplomacy, prudence, caution, finesse, discernment

  3. delicacy, discretion(noun)

    refined taste; tact

    Synonyms:
    daintiness, delicacy, dainty, diplomacy, finesse, free will, circumspection, slightness, discreetness, fineness, airiness, treat, fragility, kickshaw, prudence, discernment, goody

  4. free will, discretion(noun)

    the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

    Synonyms:
    prudence, delicacy, circumspection, discreetness, discernment, free will

  5. discretion, discernment(noun)

    the trait of judging wisely and objectively

    "a man of discernment"

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, circumspection, delicacy, free will, perceptiveness, appreciation, taste, discreetness, sagaciousness, savvy, judgement, prudence, understanding, judgment, discernment, sagacity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discretion(n)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    address, address, adroitness, courtesy, dexterity, ingenuity, manners, politeness, readiness, tact

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, boorishness, clownishness, clumsiness, fatuity, folly, ill manners, ill-breeding, rudeness, stupidity, unmannerliness, unwisdom

    Preposition:
    Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    PRUDENCE, judgment, caution, wariness, carefulness, circumspection, considerateness, judiciousness

  2. discretion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    will, pleasure, choice, liberty of judgment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discretion(n)

    Synonyms:
    prudence, circumspection, wariness, choice, liberty, will

    Antonyms:
    indiscretion, imprudence, compulsion, constraint, coercion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    latitude, discretionary, secrecy, discernment, appreciation, criterion, faculty

How to pronounce discretion?

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How to use discretion in a sentence?

  1. Kory Kavanewsky:

    The process used to determine an entrepreneur’s income is typically at the discretion of the lender, fluctuations in earnings often result in the calculation of a two-year average. When your most recent tax return reflects a decline in taxable income by more than 10 percent, that lower amount will be used.

  2. Spanish Proverb:

    Discretion is knowing how to hide that which we cannot remedy.

  3. Heather Holmen:

    It is at the discretion of privately licensed Alberta retailers to work in consultation with CannTrust and Health Canada to determine whether they will continue to sell existing inventory, should they have affected products, as Health Canada has not issued a recall at this point, AGLC will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly once Health Canada releases their findings.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

  5. Peter Scheer:

    A news organization that wishes to write about the content has the right to do so under the 1st Amendment, whether or not a journalist should is a matter of editorial discretion or journalistic ethics. It’s a separate matter. It’s not a legal matter.


Translations for discretion

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  • حرية التصرفArabic
  • преценка, благоразумие, усмотрение, дискретностBulgarian
  • možnost se rozhodnout, možnost uvážení, uvážlivost, diskrétnost, soudnost, ohleduplnostCzech
  • pwyllWelsh
  • DiskretionGerman
  • اختیارPersian
  • hienotunteisuus, oma harkinta, tilannetaju, hienovaraisuus, tahdikkuus, harkintakykyFinnish
  • discrétionFrench
  • विवेकHindi
  • riservatezza, discernimento, discrezioneItalian
  • 신중Korean
  • discretieDutch
  • diskresjonNorwegian
  • dyskrecjaPolish
  • discriçãoPortuguese
  • discreție, rezervă, maturitate, libertate de decizieRomanian
  • осмотрительность, усмотрение, прозорливость, [[свобода]] [[действиеRussian
  • omdöme, diskretionSwedish
  • சுயேச்சையானTamil
  • విచక్షణతోTelugu
  • صوابدیدUrdu
  • 慎重Chinese

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