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indiscreet

[in-di-skreet]
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  1. not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection: an indiscreet remark.

Origin of indiscreet

1375–1425; late Middle English indiscret (probably < Middle French) < Latin indiscrētus undivided; see indiscrete
Related formsin·dis·creet·ly, adverbin·dis·creet·ness, noun
Can be confusedindiscreet indiscrete

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imprudent, incautious, impolitic.
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British Dictionary definitions for indiscreetly

indiscreet

adjective
  1. not discreet; imprudent or tactless
Derived Formsindiscreetly, adverbindiscreetness, noun
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Word Origin and History for indiscreetly

indiscreet

adj.

"imprudent, not discrete" (early 15c.) and indiscrete "not containing distinct parts" (c.1600) are both from Latin indiscretus "unseparated; indistinguishable, not known apart," the former via an Old French or Medieval Latin secondary sense. From in- "not" (see in- (1)) + discreet. Related: Indiscreetly; indiscreetness.

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