Synonyms for (noun) discretion

Synonyms: discernment, discretion

Definition: the trait of judging wisely and objectively

Usage: a man of discernment

Similar words: wisdom, wiseness

Definition: the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight


Synonyms: discretion, free will

Definition: the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

Similar words: power, powerfulness

Definition: possession of controlling influence

Usage: the deterrent power of nuclear weapons; the power of his love saved her; his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade


Synonyms: circumspection, discreetness, discretion, prudence

Definition: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

Usage: the servants showed great tact and discretion

Similar words: discernment, sagaciousness, sagacity, judgement, judgment

Definition: the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations


Synonyms: discretion, delicacy

Definition: refined taste; tact

Similar words: taste, perceptiveness, discernment, appreciation

Definition: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

Usage: arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success; to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste


Synonyms: discretion

Definition: freedom to act or judge on one's own

Similar words: liberty

Definition: freedom of choice

Usage: 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