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discretionary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of discretionary

  1. subject to one's freedom of choice <discretionary spending on luxuries dropped dramatically last year> Synonyms optional, elective, voluntaryRelated Words alternate, alternative, chosen; dispensable, unnecessary, unneeded, unwantedNear Antonyms essential, indispensable, necessary, requisiteAntonyms compulsory, mandatory, nonelective, nonvoluntary, obligatory, required





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