[ in-di-skreet ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈskrit /
Save This Word!
not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection: an indiscreet remark.
OTHER WORDS FOR indiscreet
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
Origin of indiscreet
1375–1425; late Middle English indiscret (probably <Middle French ) <Latin indiscrētus undivided; see indiscrete
OTHER WORDS FROM indiscreetin·dis·creet·ly, adverbin·dis·creet·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH indiscreetindiscreet , indiscrete
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use indiscreet in a sentence
We stood mute and motionless behind the cactus, discreetly, or indiscreetly, watching her.Urania|Camille Flammarion
The poulticed gentleman had indiscreetly left a light in his room, and this lured the lady from her path.Lincolniana|Andrew Adderup
The lady's intention was only kind, but, unfortunately, William acted indiscreetly upon the advice.Gathering Jewels|James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
It was only in extempore speaking that a ray of his real genius could indiscreetly betray itself.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If you act indiscreetly, and give way to silly moods, then you will only have yourself to blame for your ruin.The White Lie|William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for indiscreet
/ (ˌɪndɪˈskriːt) /
not discreet; imprudent or tactless
Derived forms of indiscreetindiscreetly, adverbindiscreetness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012