indiscretion

[ in-di-skresh-uhn ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈskrɛʃ ən /

noun

lack of discretion; imprudence.
an indiscreet act, remark, etc.

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Origin of indiscretion

1300–50; Middle English <Late Latin indiscrētiōn- (stem of indiscrētiō). See in-3, discretion

OTHER WORDS FROM indiscretion

in·dis·cre·tion·ar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for indiscretion

indiscretion
/ (ˌɪndɪˈskrɛʃən) /

noun

the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
an indiscreet act, remark, etc

Derived forms of indiscretion

indiscretionary, adjective
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