Origin of indiscreet
Examples from the Web for indiscreet
The media is full of stories of careers and lives laid waste by indiscreet texts, emails, and other digital communications.Confide Is the Best Way to Keep Your Dastardly Deeds Hidden—For Now|Daniel Gross|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the course of the conversation, I made a joke—an indiscreet joke, as I am all all too typically prone to do.
The indiscreet interest-rate impostors even sent seductive salvos over internal email.
It suggested she was indiscreet, had poor judgment, and was insensitive to different groups.
People are simply too disorganized and indiscreet to pull off a secret world-wide plot.
Would it be indiscreet to ask you by whom you have been defrauded?Baron Trigault's Vengeance|Emile Gaboriau
If—you—don't—call—that—an—indiscreet letter, what would you call one?The Indiscreet Letter|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
He had readily undertaken to manage his county; and he exerted himself, as usual, with indiscreet heat and violence.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The man had been injured by indiscreet persons acting on my behalf and in opposition to my wishes.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
But many considerations suggested themselves to put a stop to this indiscreet step.The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
"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.