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Synonyms for discretion
dɪˈskrɛʃ əndis·cre·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discretionnoun

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discretionnoun

    freedom to act or judge on one's own

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

  2. discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudencenoun

    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, discretionnoun

    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, discretionnoun

    the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

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

  5. discretion, discernmentnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discretionnoun

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

  2. discretionnoun

    Synonyms:
    will, pleasure, choice, liberty of judgment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discretionnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    indiscretion, imprudence, compulsion, constraint, coercion

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#31506goody
#32408dexterity
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#44038discernment
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#53609politeness
#91541fineness
#91928sagacity
#166718circumspection
#283640perceptiveness
#291246adroitness
#323312airiness

How to use discretion in a sentence?

  1. Executive Director Kristen Amundson:

    But it is always better if school administrators use good judgment and discretion, that's how we end up not having to hear a case of a kindergartner who brought a little paring knife to school suddenly being recommended for expulsion for bringing a weapon to school.

  2. Elizabeth Rose:

    We need discretion in imposing punishment.

  3. Cruise Critic McDaniel:

    For the most part, cruise lines are not required to provide much in the form of compensation, though it is at the cruise lines' discretion, and we generally see cruise lines act beyond what is required, by offering seemingly fair compensation for situations like these.

  4. Rick Hess:

    If I'm a conservative who is uncomfortable about race-based preferences, the argument for race-based preferences that Harvard University is making -- that Harvard University has so much integrity and Harvard University is so careful that we can trust them to dance in gray areas of constitutional propriety because they exercise great discretion -- takes a huge blow.

  5. Congressman Zeldin:

    My first and foremost concern about cashless bail and the need to overhaul it is dangerousness, the judges should have discretion to weigh dangerousness. It's about the victim.


Translations for discretion

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  • حرية التصرفArabic
  • преценка, благоразумие, усмотрение, дискретностBulgarian
  • možnost uvážení, soudnost, ohleduplnost, diskrétnost, uvážlivost, možnost se rozhodnoutCzech
  • pwyllWelsh
  • DiskretionGerman
  • اختیارPersian
  • hienotunteisuus, tahdikkuus, harkintakyky, hienovaraisuus, tilannetaju, oma harkintaFinnish
  • discrétionFrench
  • विवेकHindi
  • riservatezza, discrezione, discernimentoItalian
  • 신중Korean
  • discretieDutch
  • diskresjonNorwegian
  • dyskrecjaPolish
  • discriçãoPortuguese
  • maturitate, libertate de decizie, rezervă, discrețieRomanian
  • [[свобода]] [[действие, прозорливость, усмотрение, осмотрительностьRussian
  • omdöme, diskretionSwedish
  • சுயேச்சையானTamil
  • విచక్షణతోTelugu
  • صوابدیدUrdu
  • 慎重Chinese

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