indiscreetly


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in·dis·creet

 (ĭn′dĭ-skrēt′)
adj.
Lacking discretion; injudicious: an indiscreet remark.

in′dis·creet′ly adv.
in′dis·creet′ness n.
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Adv.1.indiscreetly - without discretion or wisdom or self-restraint; "she inquired indiscreetly after the state of his health"
discreetly - with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint; "I sent for the sergeant of the platoon both men were in and asked him to try to find out discreetly what lay behind this"
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Translations

indiscreetly

[ˌɪndɪsˈkriːtlɪ] ADVindiscretamente
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indiscreetly

advindiskret; (= tactlessly)taktlos
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indiscreetly

[ˌɪndɪsˈkriːtlɪ] adv (tactlessly) → indiscretamente; (incautiously) → imprudentemente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Do you?" cried Tom, wondering if some one had indiscreetly spoken of the idol of gold.
It was as if, at moments, we were perpetually coming into sight of subjects before which we must stop short, turning suddenly out of alleys that we perceived to be blind, closing with a little bang that made us look at each other--for, like all bangs, it was something louder than we had intended--the doors we had indiscreetly opened.
Elton would never marry indiscreetly; and blushed to think how much truer a knowledge of his character had been there shewn than any she had reached herself.
(says she, looking at her daughters) how they marry indiscreetly. There is no happiness in this world without a competency.
"Well, monsieur," said Baisemeaux, completely at bay, "if I have acted indiscreetly, I beg your pardon most sincerely."
"But I shall presently ask to be sworn, and shall testify that there was a large reward offered for the THIEF, also; and it was offered secretly and not advertised; that this fact was indiscreetly mentioned--or at least tacitly admitted--in what was supposed to be safe circumstances, but may NOT have been.
"I have spoken to you indiscreetly about Danglars."
But she was still young and incapable of hiding her feelings; and by inviting her papa and sister to her third-rate parties, and behaving very coldly to them when they came, and by avoiding Russell Square, and indiscreetly begging her father to quit that odious vulgar place, she did more harm than all Frederick's diplomacy could repair, and perilled her chance of her inheritance like a giddy heedless creature as she was.
Gertrude reddened a little as the possibility of her having raved indiscreetly occurred to her.
One of those shambling male human creatures, born to be indiscreetly candid in the revelation of buttons; every button he had about him glaring at the public to a quite preternatural extent.
Glegg, indiscreetly winking at Tom, who couldn't avoid smiling.
It is not necessary that I should prolong a narrative which has already run to too great a length by telling how we broke the sad news to the terrified girl, how we conveyed her by the morning train to the care of her good aunt at Harrow, of how the slow process of official inquiry came to the conclusion that the doctor met his fate while indiscreetly playing with a dangerous pet.