What does discretionary mean?

Definitions for discretionarydɪˈskrɛʃ əˌnɛr i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discretionary.

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 Officer Vishal Sikka:

    We had unanticipated headwinds in discretionary spending in consulting services.

  2. Scott Moore:

    This is a company in the discretionary space that's not going to be disrupted by Amazon.

  3. Laura Tyler:

    We are investing at a time when most in our sector continue to reduce discretionary spend.

  4. Chief Executive Terry Dennison:

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

  5. Tony Ojobo:

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

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