- not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection: an indiscreet remark.
Origin of indiscreet
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Examples from the Web for indiscreetly
It is asserted that he sought it diligently, but too indiscreetly.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He is a great master of harmonies, but he borrows them too indiscreetly.
And you alone will know how much has been withheld that might have been indiscreetly said.An Artist's Letters From Japan
John La Farge
"I don't want to see you get into trouble," said Alice indiscreetly.A Son of Perdition
He babbled most indiscreetly about the approaching coup d'etat.Jefferson and his Colleagues
- not discreet; imprudent or tactless
Word Origin and History for indiscreetly
"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.