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 ?
How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions.
Dean, and disregarding her expostulations at my rudeness, I vanished through the kitchen as they opened the house-door; and so should have confirmed Joseph in his opinion of his fellow-servant's gay indiscretions, had he not fortunately recognised me for a respectable character by the sweet ring of a sovereign at his feet.
Tristram repairs the indiscretions of a too zealous wife.
I was still quarrelling with myself for my indiscretions and my incivilities, one and all the result of his wine and my weakness, and this new predicament (another and yet more vulgar result) was the final mortification.
Hilbery asked for further details of this extraordinary house, and interposed a few speculations about the meeting between Keats and Coleridge in a lane, which tided over the discomfort of the moment, and drew Katharine on to further descriptions and indiscretions.
I realize now how foolhardy was my act in such a land as Caspak, teeming with danger and with death; but there is a certain amount of fool in every man; and whatever proportion of it I own must have been in the ascendant that day, for the truth of the matter is that I went down into those woods absolutely defenseless; and I paid the price, as people usually do for their indiscretions.
I looked at the once lively, rattlepated, humorous little doctor-- associated in my remembrance with the perpetration of incorrigible social indiscretions and innumerable boyish jokes--and I saw nothing left of his former self, but the old tendency to vulgar smartness in his dress.
May want it soon," snuffled vaguely Mr Verloc, who was coming to the end of his calculated indiscretions.
which the Secretariat set itself the task to foster by a course of calculated and false indiscretions.
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.