- lack of discretion; imprudence.
- an indiscreet act, remark, etc.
Origin of indiscretion
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Examples from the Web for indiscretion
They often harp on the indiscretion, such as an affair, and not the larger picture.Why Do Voters Stick With Hypocrites Like Scott DesJarlais?
August 18, 2014
Norine wonders whether it might make things easier if she allowed her husband this one indiscretion.American Dreams, 1963: ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy
July 25, 2013
Everyone seems to agree that the general should pay for his indiscretion.Afghanistan: The Taliban Pile Onto Petraeus
November 16, 2012
But after his admission, he was promptly fired for "indiscretion" and the information ministry denied the gunman was Pakistani.The Playboy Running Pakistan
April 30, 2009
"But he told me——" she began, then became aware of her indiscretion, and checked herself.Within the Law
To make up for his indiscretion, K. suggested a descent to the river.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Still, it was impossible not to forgive Monny her indiscretion.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
I am resolved that you shall not suffer from my indiscretion.A Woman Intervenes
I was annoyed at their indiscretion, and imposed silence on them.
- the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
- an indiscreet act, remark, etc
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Word Origin and History for indiscretion
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