Definitions for discretiondɪˈskrɛʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the power to decide or act according to one's own judgment.
the quality of being discreet; prudence or decorum; tactfulness.
Origin of discretion:
1250–1300; < LL discrētiō. See discreet , -ion
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a man of discretion
the freedom to make your own choices
to allow people to use their discretion; Tips may be given at the customer's discretion.
The quality of being discreet or circumspect
Bob showed great discretion despite his knowledge of the affair.
The ability to make wise choices or decisions
The freedom to make one's own judgements
I leave that to your discretion.
the quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness
freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will
Discretion is a noun in the English language with several meanings revolving around the judgment of the person exercising the characteristic.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An instinctive perception that enables us to say, "Oh, shut up!" to the small, weak man, and "I beg your pardon, but I do not entirely agree with your views," to the large, strong one.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'discretion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4648
Rank popularity for the word 'discretion' in Nouns Frequency: #1912
Translations for discretion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
A secretary needs discretion and tact.
- takt, oordeelkundigheidAfrikaans
- تَعَقُّل، حَذَر، حَصافَهArabic
- discriçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerschwiegenheitGerman
- διακριτικότητα, σύνεσηGreek
- احتیاط؛ دقتFarsi
- זְהִירוּת, דִיסקרֶטִיוּתHebrew
- 지각, 신중Korean
- taktas, diskretiškumasLithuanian
- diskresjon, taktfullhet, varsomhetNorwegian
- احتیاط؛ دقتPersian
- احتیاط ځیر،Pashto
- ihtiyat, dikkat, ağzı sıkılıkTurkish
- 謹慎Chinese (Trad.)
- обачність; обережністьUkrainian
- tính thận trọngVietnamese
- 谨慎Chinese (Simp.)
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