Origin of indiscretion
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?|Keli Goff|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Norine wonders whether it might make things easier if she allowed her husband this one indiscretion.American Dreams, 1963: ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy|Nathaniel Rich|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Everyone seems to agree that the general should pay for his indiscretion.
But after his admission, he was promptly fired for "indiscretion" and the information ministry denied the gunman was Pakistani.
It was an almost unheard of indiscretion, but youth is often guilty of much folly.Heathen Master Filcsik|Klmn Mikszth
"It is possible that he guesses," replied Emmy, to whom Hégisippe Cruchot's indiscretion had been reported.Septimus|William J. Locke
This was an indiscretion, for it but made his father recognise how short he was.Michael|E. F. Benson
It relieves me even to confess my indiscretion, my fatal folly.Henrietta Temple|Benjamin Disraeli
And would there be any indiscretion in asking you the meaning of the signals?The Buccaneer Chief|Gustave Aimard
mid-14c., "want of discretion," from Old French indiscrécion "foolishness, imprudence" (12c.), from Late Latin indiscretionem (nominative indiscretio) "lack of discernment," from in- (see in- (1)) + discretionem (see discretion). Meaning "indiscreet act" is from c.1600.