disgression vs discretion :

disgression or discretion

Discretion has to do with being discreet or with making choices. A lot of people hear it and get influenced by the quite different word “digression” which is used to label instances of people wandering off the point. The result is the nonword “disgression.” The expression is “you can do it at your own discretion.”

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Definitions

  • n  freedom to act or judge on one's own
  • n  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • n  refined taste; tact
  • n  the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
  • n  the trait of judging wisely and objectively
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