indiscreet

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adjective in·dis·creet \ˌin-di-ˈskrēt\

Definition of indiscreet

  1. :  not discreet :  imprudent <an indiscreet comment>

indiscreetly

adverb

indiscreetness

noun

Examples of indiscreet in a sentence

  1. <telling a friend's secrets is indiscreet, and unkind as well>

Origin and Etymology of indiscreet

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


First Known Use: 15th century


INDISCREET Defined for English Language Learners

indiscreet

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adjective in·dis·creet \ˌin-di-ˈskrēt\

Definition of indiscreet for English Language Learners

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


INDISCREET Defined for Kids

indiscreet

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adjective in·dis·creet \ˌin-di-ˈskrēt\

Definition of indiscreet for Students

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

indiscreetly

adverb


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