Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun discretion

5 senses of discretion

Sense 1
discretion -- (freedom to act or judge on one's own)
       => liberty -- (freedom of choice; "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes")

Sense 2
discretion, discreetness, circumspection, prudence -- (knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion")
       => sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment -- (the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations)

Sense 3
delicacy, discretion -- (refined taste; tact)
       => taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness -- (delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste")

Sense 4
free will, discretion -- (the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies)
       => power, powerfulness -- (possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade")

Sense 5
discretion, discernment -- (the trait of judging wisely and objectively; "a man of discernment")
       => wisdom, wiseness -- (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)

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