Definition of indiscretion
1 : lack of discretion : imprudence dietary indiscretion
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
She committed a few minor indiscretions.
a single indiscretion can get someone kicked out of that exclusive club
Recent Examples of indiscretion from the Web
Martz had loaned the chopper to an adult film company for use in a scene, which explains why there was a video camera handy to film the airborne indiscretion.
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First Known Use of indiscretion
INDISCRETION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of indiscretion for Students
1 : lack of good judgment or care in acting or saying things
2 : a thoughtless or careless act or remark
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