indiscretion


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in·dis·cre·tion

 (ĭn′dĭ-skrĕsh′ən)
n.
1. Lack of discretion; injudiciousness.
2. An indiscreet act or remark.

indiscretion

(ˌɪndɪˈskrɛʃən)
n
1. the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
2. an indiscreet act, remark, etc
ˌindisˈcretionary adj

in•dis•cre•tion

(ˌɪn dɪˈskrɛʃ ən)

n.
1. lack of discretion; imprudence.
2. an indiscreet act, remark, etc.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indiscretion - the trait of being injudicious
folly, foolishness, unwiseness - the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
2.indiscretion - a petty misdeed
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior

indiscretion

noun
1. folly, foolishness, recklessness, imprudence, rashness, tactlessness, gaucherie Occasionally they paid for their indiscretion with their lives.
2. mistake, slip, error, lapse, folly, boob (Brit. slang), gaffe, bloomer (Brit. informal), faux pas rumours of his mother's youthful indiscretions
Quotations
"Careless talk costs lives" Second World War security slogan
Translations
عَدَم رَزانَه، عَمَل طائِش
nerozvážnost
åbenmundethedubetænksomheduforsigtighed
hairahdus
indiszkréció
ógætni; lausmælgi
discreţie
boşboğazlıkdüşüncesizlik

indiscretion

[ˌɪndɪsˈkreʃən] N
1. (= lack of discretion) → indiscreción f, falta f de discreción
2. (= indiscreet act, remark) → indiscreción f

indiscretion

[ˌɪndɪˈskrɛʃən] n
(= unwise action) → imprudence f
(= careless talk) → indiscrétion f

indiscretion

nIndiskretion f; (= tactlessness)Taktlosigkeit f, → Mangel man Feingefühl; (= affair)Abenteuer nt, → Affäre f; his youthful indiscretionsseine jugendliche Unvernunft, sein jugendlicher Leichtsinn

indiscretion

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɛʃn] n
a. (see adj) → indiscrezione f, imprudenza
b. (action, remark) → indiscrezione

indiscreet

(indiˈskriːt) adjective
1. giving too much information away. an indiscreet remark.
2. not wise or cautious. indiscreet behaviour.
ˌindiˈscretion (-ˈskreʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
He introduced an alert, broad-shouldered young man of years of much indiscretion and with a charming and inconsequent manner.
he, whose habitual weakness had even led him into the wildest indiscretion here; he--now offered a reward for that indiscretion
If he had given me such a bold hard stare, that was but a part of his indiscretion.
Many people in this world have caught it heavier than for the same indiscretion.
Every thing declared it; his own attentions, his father's hints, his motherinlaw's guarded silence; it was all in unison; words, conduct, discretion, and indiscretion, told the same story.
Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances' secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its manifestations.
Catherine and Isabella were sitting in the library, on hostile terms, but silent: the latter alarmed at her recent indiscretion, and the disclosure she had made of her secret feelings in a transient fit of passion; the former, on mature consideration, really offended with her companion; and, if she laughed again at her pertness, inclined to make it no laughing matter to her.
He quite failed to see that the indiscretion of his conduct was exceeding all bounds.
The subjects of foreign powers might suffer from the same cause, and hence the Union be discredited and embroiled by the indiscretion of a single member.
I say nothing of the possible danger if a Woman should ever surreptitiously learn to read and convey to her Sex the result of her perusal of a single popular volume; nor of the possibility that the indiscretion or disobedience of some infant Male might reveal to a Mother the secrets of the logical dialect.
He resolved, then, to defend the door bravely; and as, betrayed by the mistress of the inn, he could not say that Aramis was absent, he endeavored to prove to the newcomer that it would be the height of indiscretion to disturb his master in his pious conference, which had commenced with the morning and would not, as Bazin said, terminate before night.
Now, excuse the indiscretion, marquis, but have you any landed property?