Definition of discretion:
- Disjunction; separation.
- Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.
- The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self- control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
daintiness, forehandedness, fragility, sensibleness, kickshaw, gumption, treat, goody, intellect, precaution, repression, manners, concern, consideration, reserve, foresightedness, apprehension, judgement, self-restraint, courtesy, warmth, dainty, sagacity, hospitality, charity, free, decorum, perceptiveness, readiness, way, providence, airiness, self-control, policy, nous, maturity, suppression, levelheadedness, liberality, thoughtlessness, forethoughtfulness, liberty, secrecy, common sense, dexterity, reason, intelligence, wit, refrainment, slightness, discreetness, fineness, delicacy, appreciation, address, free will, taste, sagaciousness, inhibition, ingenuity, pleasure, support, appropriately, discernment, kindness, druthers, brilliance, horse sense, restraint, politeness, prudence, generosity, tact, forethought, adroitness, clarity, savvy, watchfulness, thoughtfulness, foresight, uncommunicativeness, finesse, carelessness, diplomacy, solicitude, self-command, vision, discipline, careful, whenever appropriate, continence, sense, circumspection, intuition, wisdom, altruism, presence of mind, any time, understanding, inclination.
- caution (part of speech: noun)
- circumspection (part of speech: noun)
- free will (part of speech: noun)
- choice (part of speech: noun)
- "Lady-John-Russell", MacCarthy, Desmond.
Marlborough several times professed an utter contempt for Somerset's abilities or discretion, and was indignant at the idea that he ever could have made use of such a man in any work requiring confidence or judgment.- "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
- "The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete", John Galsworthy.