indiscretion


in·dis·cre·tion

noun \ˌin-dis-ˈkre-shən\

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

First Known Use of INDISCRETION

14th century

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