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used in 1984 by Orwell

2 uses
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good judgment or good taste
  • There was something that he lacked: discretion, aloofness, a sort of saving stupidity.
    p. 55.1
discretion = good judgment
  • It was an indiscretion, undoubtedly.
    p. 230.9
indiscretion = behavior that displays a lack of good judgment

(Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in indiscretion means not and reverses the meaning of discretion. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
There are no more uses of "discretion" in 1984 by Orwell.

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