in·​dis·​creet | \ ˌin-di-ˈskrēt How to pronounce indiscreet (audio) \

Definition of indiscreet

: not discreet : imprudent an indiscreet comment

Other Words from indiscreet

indiscreetly adverb
indiscreetness noun

Examples of indiscreet in a Sentence

telling a friend's secrets is indiscreet, and unkind as well
Recent Examples on the Web The administrative problem that the redundant joining of clubs and indiscreet bragging over accomplishments once solved has only become worse. Matt Feeney, The New Yorker, 29 May 2021 Plastic tests that go in the trash are both environmentally less than ideal and indiscreet, Ms. Edwards said: Until the trash goes out, the results can be stumbled upon by others. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 But less than two years later, Trump was back at it — with an indiscreet call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump encouraged Zelensky to look into Joe Biden’s family entanglements with the Eastern European nation. Jay Cost, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2021 The show asks the indiscreet coronavirus questions, like can a mask be a fashion statement? Will Coviello,, 14 Oct. 2020 Why would a lawyer working for the FBI on the biggest case in politics be so indiscreet as to create a record of altering a document in the course of making a false statement of huge importance? Kyle Smith, National Review, 18 Aug. 2020 The relationship, apparently consensual, if unconventional, was indiscreet at best, and, because of the woman’s youth and her subordinate position in Hill’s campaign, potentially exploitative. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 19 Dec. 2019 And besides, Mr Trump’s main instrument in this affair, Rudy Giuliani, makes an exceptionally indiscreet muckraker. Lexington | Washington, The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019 Trump can be indiscreet, even crude, in his speech. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, 28 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of indiscreet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indiscreet

Middle English indiscrete, from Late Latin indiscretus, from Latin, indistinguishable, from in- + discretus, past participle of discernere to separate — more at discern

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in·​dis·​creet | \ ˌin-di-ˈskrēt How to pronounce indiscreet (audio) \

Kids Definition of indiscreet

: not having or showing good judgment : revealing things that should not be revealed He is indiscreet about his friend's secrets.

Other Words from indiscreet

indiscreetly adverb

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