indiscretion

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

Definition of indiscretion

  1. 1 :  lack of discretion :  imprudence dietary indiscretion

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

Examples of indiscretion in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

indiscretion

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

Definition of indiscretion for English Language Learners

  • : 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


INDISCRETION Defined for Kids

indiscretion

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

Definition of indiscretion for Students

  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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