lack of discretion; imprudence.
an indiscreet act, remark, etc.
- in·dis·cre·tion·ar·y, adjective
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How to use indiscretion in a sentence
Meanwhile, many of these servers lock new users out until a trusted member has vouched for them, making it difficult to infiltrate and report servers for specific indiscretions.Twitch hate raids are more than just a Twitch problem, and they’re only getting worse | Nathan Grayson | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Here’s a selection of the many indiscretions that get a pass.Nine Insane Things GOP Reps Did That Kevin McCarthy Didn’t Give a Sh*t About | Zoe Richards | July 1, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Before that, Humans saw a family thrown into crisis following the father’s indiscretion with their robot assistant.A New Season of The Girlfriend Experience Gives Us Yet Another Exploration of Tech and Male Desire | Judy Berman | April 30, 2021 | Time
On “Somebody’s Problem,” he sings about “thekindagirl” whose magnetism defies his better judgment, as if fast-forwarding through his indiscretion.Morgan Wallen’s big moment feels about 19 songs too long | Chris Richards | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
This was before Cassidy entered politics, and the Republican congressman now calls that donation a “youthful indiscretion.”Mary Landrieu-Bill Cassidy Louisiana Senate Race Heads to a Runoff | Tim Mak | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They often harp on the indiscretion, such as an affair, and not the larger picture.Why Do Voters Stick With Hypocrites Like Scott DesJarlais? | Keli Goff | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I will admit to one ethical indiscretion in the reporting of these stories.
There is this cult of moral outrage that exists today, where people turn even the slightest indiscretion into a huge scandal.John Oliver on ‘Last Week Tonight,’ Turning Down CBS, and ‘Nauseating’ American Politics | Marlow Stern | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The long-ago indiscretion was forgotten as he condemned free-spending liberals and pledged to “stop the gravy train.”
Her conduct, frank and open-hearted, was irreproachable, ever above even the slightest suspicion of indiscretion.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
And your sister-in-law's own affair, dear Mrs. Dodd, is it an indiscretion to ask you if it is settled yet?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Then, perhaps, I shall commit the indiscretion of asking you to give me a helping hand.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
You were right, Marguerite; you had already been guilty of an indiscretion which only your attachment to me can excuse.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
"indiscretion is the better part of valor," said she, dropping her head but raising her eyes.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for indiscretion
the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
an indiscreet act, remark, etc
- indiscretionary, adjective
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