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indiscretion

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noun in·dis·cre·tion \ˌin-dis-ˈkre-shən\

Simple Definition of indiscretion

  • : lack of good judgment or care in behavior and especially in speech : lack of discretion

  • : an act or remark that shows a lack of good judgment : an indiscreet act or remark

Full Definition of indiscretion

  1. 1 :  lack of discretion :  imprudence <dietary indiscretion>

  2. 2 a :  something (as an act or remark) marked by lack of discretion b :  an act at variance with the accepted morality of a society <resigned because of financial indiscretions>

Examples of indiscretion

  1. She committed a few minor indiscretions.

  2. <a single indiscretion can get someone kicked out of that exclusive club>



14th Century

First Known Use of indiscretion

14th century



INDISCRETION Defined for Kids

indiscretion

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noun in·dis·cre·tion \ˌin-di-ˈskre-shən\

Definition of indiscretion

  1. 1 :  lack of good judgment or care in acting or saying things

  2. 2 :  a thoughtless or careless act or remark





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