in·​dis·​creet | \ˌin-di-ˈskrēt \

Definition of indiscreet 

: not discreet : imprudent an indiscreet comment

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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

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And just recently, the situation out there where a woman was just changing her shirt, nothing indiscreet. Fox News, "Maxine Waters renews calls to impeach President Trump," 11 Sep. 2018 So in addition to being indiscreet and uncouth, this boor also lacks physical grace. Phil Rosenthal,, "Please, ESPN, don't muzzle Adrian Wojnarowski's NBA draft spoilers," 19 June 2018 Johnson, the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, is famously indiscreet. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Surprise: Boris Johnson likes Trump.," 7 June 2018 Two books about his late brother Rob, Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor, paint the surviving Ford as impulsive, undisciplined, indiscreet and a bully. The Economist, "Anti-elitist politicians in Canada are courting immigrants," 19 Apr. 2018 The first Yale student to get into my voluminously indiscreet diary when it’s opened for research a hundred or so years from now. New York Times, "John Lewis Gaddis: By the Book," 5 Apr. 2018 The revealing factor/coefficient can be defined for both discreet and indiscreet strategies. Nicholas Diaco, Scientific American, "Privacy and Counterfeit Coins," 20 Mar. 2018 Cohn never uttered anything quite so indiscreet, at least in the hearing of outsiders, but made his disdain clear for some of the president's unorthodox economic views (tariffs) and political associations (Charlottesville). David Lauter,, "A dizzying week of policy departures and departing policymakers for Trump's staff," 15 Mar. 2018 The app is infamous for allowing users to send indiscreet photos because they are erased within seconds of the recipient viewing them. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Army recruiter accused of sending nude Snapchat pic to 16-year-old Deer Park student," 24 Feb. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of indiscreet

: not having or showing good judgment : revealing things that should not be revealed : not discreet; also : not polite


in·​dis·​creet | \ˌin-di-ˈskrēt \

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.

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indiscreetly adverb

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