Definitions for discretionarydɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discretionary, discretional(adj)

    having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment

    "The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds"

  2. discretionary(adj)

    (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed

    "discretionary funds"; "discretionary income"


  1. discretionary(Adjective)

    Available at one's discretion; able to be used as one chooses; left to or regulated by one's own discretion or judgment.

  2. Origin: . Compare discrétionnaire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discretionary

    left to discretion; unrestrained except by discretion or judgment; as, an ambassador with discretionary powers

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. discrtionnaire.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discretionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discretionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Terry Dennison:

    We are essentially a non-discretionary type spend, when there is a need people will invest in security.

  2. Tony Ojobo:

    The regulator exercised its discretionary powers based on consultations with the federal government and other stakeholders.

  3. William Bratton:

    We're coming out of what was a pretty widespread stoppage of certain types of activity, the discretionary type of activity, by and large.

  4. Tom McGee:

    This is where we see the difference between millennials and their baby boomer counterparts, who are not making as many discretionary purchases.

  5. Brian Jacobsen:

    Discretionary could send a signal to the market with good second-quarter guidance, strong numbers would mean the economy will avoid recession, and could send (the S&P 500) to new highs.

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