indiscreet

[ in-di-skreet ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈskrit /

adjective

not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection: an indiscreet remark.

Nearby words

  1. indirectly,
  2. indiscernible,
  3. indiscerptible,
  4. indiscipline,
  5. indiscoverable,
  6. indiscrete,
  7. indiscretion,
  8. indiscriminate,
  9. indiscriminately,
  10. indiscriminating

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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British Dictionary definitions for indiscreet

indiscreet

/ (ˌɪndɪˈskriːt) /

adjective

not discreet; imprudent or tactless
Derived Formsindiscreetly, adverbindiscreetness, noun

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Word Origin and History for indiscreet

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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