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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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Translations for discretion

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  • حرية التصرفArabic
  • преценка, благоразумие, усмотрение, дискретностBulgarian
  • možnost se rozhodnout, možnost uvážení, uvážlivost, diskrétnost, soudnost, ohleduplnostCzech
  • pwyllWelsh
  • DiskretionGerman
  • 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
  • صوابدیدUrdu
  • 慎重Chinese

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