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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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How to use discretion in a sentence?

  1. Norma Jean Mattei:

    The problem is, people do not think beyond the immediate future. And they certainly do not think beyond their life expectancy, you're never going to get unit owners to vote to pay more money. So you have to have less discretion on the board level of a volunteer board. It has to be,' Well we don't have a choice.'.

  2. Eric Nelson:

    The Court's failure to do so was a prejudicial abuse of discretion that violated Mr. Chauvin's constitutional due rights, and a new trial must be granted.

  3. Border Protection chief Mark Morgan:

    Those individuals who do make it to the United States that don't have travel documents... we're going to apply discretion on a case-by-case basis. We're not going to deny somebody solely because they don't have travel documents.

  4. John Bolton:

    Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness. No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East.

  5. Daniel Post Senning:

    Those are important discussions to have, but they are controversial and require a level of discretion, care and tact to navigate. You have to think about your audience and the potential impact of those discussions.

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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
  • 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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