HyperDic: discretion

English > 5 senses of the word discretion:
NOUNstatediscretionfreedom to act or judge on one's own
cognitiondiscretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudenceknowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
cognitiondiscretion, delicacyrefined taste
attributediscretion, free willthe power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
attributediscretion, discernmentthe trait of judging wisely and objectively
discretion > pronunciation
Soundsdihskreh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > discretion: 5 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningfreedom to act or judge on one's own.
Broaderlibertyfreedom of choice
Spanishdiscreción
Catalandiscreció
Adjectivesdiscretionaryhaving or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
English > discretion: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningknowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress.
Example"the servants showed great tact and discretion"
Synonymsdiscreetness, circumspection, prudence
Narrowerconfidentialitydiscretion in keeping secret information
Broadersagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernmentThe mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
Spanishcircunspección, discreción, prudencia
Catalanprudència
English > discretion: 5 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningrefined taste; tact.
Synonymdelicacy
Broadertaste, appreciation, discernment, perceptivenessDelicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
Spanishdelicadeza, discrección, discreción
English > discretion: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies.
Synonymfree will
Narrowerself-determinationDetermination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishdiscreción, libre albedrío
Catalandiscreció
Adjectivesdiscretionaryhaving or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
English > discretion: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe trait of judging wisely and objectively.
Synonymdiscernment
Narrowercircumspection, cautionThe trait of being circumspect and prudent
prudencediscretion in practical affairs
Broaderwisdom, wisenessThe trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
Spanishdiscernimiento, discrección, discreción
Catalandiscerniment, discreció

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