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.
AN Unworthy Man who had laughed at the woes of a Woman whom he loved, was bewailing his indiscretion in sack-cloth-of-gold and ashes-of-roses, when the Angel of Compassion looked down upon him, saying:
On one or two occasions when I saw Miss Corray walking with him I was furious, and once had the indiscretion to protest.
That is how it happened that one of Buell's men, Private Bennett Story Greene, committed the indiscretion of striking his officer.
On their going to dinner, he ate up all they had left behind, consisting of a pound or two of white lead; and this youthful indiscretion terminated in death.
he, whose habitual weakness had even led him into the wildest indiscretion here; he--now offered a reward for that indiscretion
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.
Now, excuse the indiscretion, marquis, but have you any landed property?
Anna Pavlovna turned toward him and, with a Christian mildness that expressed forgiveness of his indiscretion, nodded and said: "I hope to see you again, but I also hope you will change your opinions, my dear Monsieur Pierre.
He had awakened with a terrible headache and a sense of some hideous indiscretion.
I find," he said, as they lit their cigarettes, "that I committed an indiscretion the other day at Camperdown House
The more he felt himself in danger the more anxious he became for an irremovable position; yet he was compelled to play low; one moment's indiscretion, and he might lose everything.