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synonyms for discretionary

  • unrestricted
  • at the call
  • elective
  • facultative
  • judge and jury
  • leftover
  • nonmandatory
  • nonobligatory
  • open
  • optional
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How to use discretionary in a sentence

Because these higher-income consumers are spending less on experiences and travel, they have more discretionary income available to shop this holiday season.
WHAT RETAILERS SHOULD EXPECT GOING INTO A HOLIDAY SEASON DURING A PANDEMICRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
That is not an unreasonable sum—it’s a fraction of the funding the US spends on health and defense innovation and just over 1% of the discretionary federal budget.
TO CONFRONT THE CLIMATE CRISIS, THE US SHOULD LAUNCH A NATIONAL ENERGY INNOVATION MISSIONAMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 15, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
No finance, no energy, no industrials or consumer discretionary stocks.
A FLURRY OF M&A DEALS LIFTS GLOBAL STOCKS. YES, EVEN TECH STOCKSBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Arthrex employees receive an annual discretionary bonus in July at our fiscal-year end.
HOW THE BEST WORKPLACES IN MANUFACTURING HAVE RISEN TO THE COVID-19 CHALLENGELBELANGER225SEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
The money Soros recently allocated to another global macro fund is therefore to one that blends the strategy’s traditional “discretionary” approach with a more computer-driven, quantitative one.
HEDGE FUND ‘PIRATES’ SET SAIL AGAINDANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 21, 2020OZY
Many shoppers have curbed discretionary purchases, but even those who want to spend have found non-essential stores shuttered.
IT’S BEEN A TERRIBLE YEAR FOR FASHION SALES—UNLESS THEY’RE ONLINEMARC BAINJULY 17, 2020QUARTZ
I have no discretionary power on the subject—my duty is emphatically pronounced in the Constitution.
KEY-NOTES OF AMERICAN LIBERTYVARIOUS
Congress may undoubtedly abuse this discretionary power, but the same may be said of others with which they are vested.
KEY-NOTES OF AMERICAN LIBERTYVARIOUS
In 1880 a provisional Bill was submitted to parliament giving the crown discretionary power not to enforce the laws.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
That this House should have a general discretionary power of disqualification is a dangerous saying.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
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WORDS RELATED TO DISCRETIONARY

  • approximate
  • capricious
  • discretionary
  • erratic
  • fanciful
  • frivolous
  • inconsistent
  • injudicious
  • irrational
  • irresponsible
  • offhand
  • optional
  • random
  • subjective
  • supercilious
  • superficial
  • unaccountable
  • unreasonable
  • unscientific
  • wayward
  • willful
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