1. [ noun ] freedom to act or judge on one's own
Related terms: liberty free_will
2. [ noun ] knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
Synonyms: circumspection prudence discreetness

"the servants showed great tact and discretion"

Related terms: sagacity confidentiality
3. [ noun ] (psychology) refined taste; tact
Synonyms: delicacy
Related terms: taste
4. [ noun ] the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
Synonyms: free_will
Related terms: power self-determination
5. [ noun ] the trait of judging wisely and objectively
Synonyms: discernment

"a man of discernment"

Related terms: wisdom prudence circumspection
Similar spelling:   discretional