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dis·cre·tion

 (dĭ-skrĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The quality of being discreet; circumspection: "the almost unknown young man who lived in the upper room ... coming and going with discretion" (Doris Lessing).
2. Freedom to act or judge on one's own: All the decisions were left to our discretion.
3. Archaic The ability or power to discern what is responsible or socially appropriate: "She had even condescended to advise him to marry as soon as he could, provided he chose with discretion" (Jane Austen).

dis·cre′tion·al adj.
dis·cre′tion·al·ly adv.

discretion

(dɪˈskrɛʃən)
n
1. the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid social embarrassment or distress
2. freedom or authority to make judgments and to act as one sees fit (esp in the phrases at one's own discretion, at the discretion of)
3. age of discretion years of discretion the age at which a person is considered to be able to manage his or her own affairs

dis•cre•tion

(dɪˈskrɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the power to decide or act according to one's own judgment.
2. the quality of being discreet; prudence or decorum; tactfulness.
[1250–1300; < Late Latin discrētiō. See discreet, -ion]

Discretion

 of priests: priests collectivelyBk. of St. Albans, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
2.discretion - knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
confidentiality - discretion in keeping secret information
3.discretion - refined taste; tact
appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste - 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"
4.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"
self-determination - determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
5.discretion - 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
circumspection, caution - the trait of being circumspect and prudent
prudence - discretion in practical affairs

discretion

noun
2. choice, will, wish, liking, mind, option, pleasure, preference, inclination, disposition, predilection, volition She was given the money to use at her own discretion.
Proverbs
"Discretion is the better part of valour"

discretion

noun
1. The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters:
2. Unrestricted freedom to choose:
Translations
تَعَقُّلتَعَقُّل، حَذَر، حَصافَهحُرِّيَّةِ التَّصَرُّف
diskrétnostúsudekuvážení
diskretionkonduite
tahdikkuustilannetajuharkintakykyhienotunteisuushienovaraisuus
diskrecija
dómgreind, ákvörîunarvaldòagmælska
分別
자유 재량
diskrétnosťzváženie
diskretion
การใช้ดุลยพินิจ
ağzı sıkılıkdikkatihtiyatsağduyutakdir edebilme yeteneği
sự thận trọng

discretion

[dɪsˈkreʃən] N
1. (= tact) → discreción f
discretion is the better part of valouruna retirada a tiempo es una victoria
2. (= judgment) → criterio m, juicio m
use your own discretionusa tu propio criterio or juicio
I will leave it to your discretionte lo dejaré a tu criterio or juicio
at the discretion of the judgea discreción or a criterio del juez
the age of discretion(la edad de) la madurez

discretion

[dɪˈskrɛʃən] n
(= authority) → discrétion f
to have the discretion to do sth → avoir la compétence de faire qch
to exercise one's discretion to do sth → user de sa compétence pour faire qch
at the discretion of sb, at sb's discretion → à la discrétion de qn
(= judgement) to use one's discretion → s'en remettre à son propre jugement
to use one's own discretion to decide → s'en remettre à son propre jugement pour trancher
Use your own discretion
BUT À vous de juger.
(= tact, discreet behaviour) → discrétion f
discretion is the better part of valour → prudence est mère de sûreté

discretion

n
Diskretion f; discretion is the better part of valour (Brit Prov) → Vorsicht ist die Mutter der Porzellankiste (inf)
(= freedom of decision)Ermessen nt; to leave something to somebody’s discretionetw in jds Ermessen (acc)stellen; use your own discretionSie müssen nach eigenem Ermessen handeln; to be at somebody’s discretionin jds Ermessen (dat)stehen; to do something at one’s discretionetw nach eigenem Ermessen tun

discretion

[dɪsˈkrɛʃn] ndiscrezione f
at your/his discretion → a tua/sua discrezione
use your own discretion → giudica tu

discreet

(diˈskriːt) adjective
wise, cautious and not saying anything which might cause trouble. My secretary won't let the secret out – she's very discreet.
diˈscreetness noun
diˈscretion (-ˈskre-) noun
1. discreetness. A secretary needs discretion and tact.
2. personal judgement. I leave the arrangements entirely to your discretion; The money will be distributed at the discretion of the management.

discretion

تَعَقُّل diskrétnost diskretion Diskretion διακριτικότητα discreción tahdikkuus discrétion diskrecija discrezione 分別 자유 재량 discretie diskresjon dyskrecja discrição благоразумие diskretion การใช้ดุลยพินิจ sağduyu sự thận trọng 谨慎

discretion

n. discreción, prudencia; acuerdo.
References in classic literature ?
March soothed her by promises of entire silence and great discretion for the future.
Remember, Duncan, how necessary your safety is to our own - - how you bear a father's sacred trust--how much depends on your discretion and care--in short," she added, while the telltale blood stole over her features, crimsoning her very temples, "how very deservedly dear you are to all of the name of Munro.
Nay, please your worship," answered the man, in much perplexity, but with a backwardness that strikingly indicated the hard and severe character of Colonel Pyncheon's domestic rule; "my master's orders were exceeding strict; and, as your worship knows, he permits of no discretion in the obedience of those who owe him service.
It was a pleasure at these moments to feel myself tranquil and justified; doubtless, perhaps, also to reflect that by my discretion, my quiet good sense and general high propriety, I was giving pleasure-- if he ever thought of it
During that period,--being much trusted and favored by his employer,--he had free liberty to come and go at discretion.
If a man who has no property refuses but once to earn nine shillings for the State, he is put in prison for a period unlimited by any law that I know, and determined only by the discretion of those who put him there; but if he should steal ninety times nine shillings from the State, he is soon permitted to go at large again.
The day and the evening passed off with credit and honor to everybody concerned, even to Jane, who had the discretion to recover instead of growing worse and acting as a damper to the general enjoyment.
If I were you, whatever I did should be done at my own discretion entirely.
Catherine usually sat by me, but to-day she stole nearer to Hareton; and I presently saw she would have no more discretion in her friendship than she had in her hostility.
Even the agitation of the leave-taking, under circumstances entirely new in the home experience of the parents and children, had not shaken the resolute discretion of Mr.
His high personal popularity, and the clearness of his answers, made a great impression; but, as he proceeded, as he showed that the Accused was his first friend on his release from his long imprisonment; that, the accused had remained in England, always faithful and devoted to his daughter and himself in their exile; that, so far from being in favour with the Aristocrat government there, he had actually been tried for his life by it, as the foe of England and friend of the United States--as he brought these circumstances into view, with the greatest discretion and with the straightforward force of truth and earnestness, the Jury and the populace became one.
But you have a discretion beyond your years, and can render me another kind of service, if you will; and a service I will thankfully accept of.