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indiscreet

[in-di-skreet] /ˌɪn dɪˈskrit/
adjective
1.
not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection:
an indiscreet remark.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English indiscret (probably < Middle French) < Latin indiscrētus undivided; see indiscrete
Related forms
indiscreetly, adverb
indiscreetness, noun
Can be confused
indiscreet, indiscrete.
Synonyms
imprudent, incautious, impolitic.
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British Dictionary definitions for indiscreetly

indiscreet

/ˌɪndɪˈskriːt/
adjective
1.
not discreet; imprudent or tactless
Derived Forms
indiscreetly, adverb
indiscreetness, noun
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Word Origin and History for indiscreetly

indiscreet

adj.

"imprudent, not discrete" (early 15c.) and indiscrete "not containing distinct parts" (c.1600) are both from Latin indiscretus "unseparated; indistinguishable, not known apart," the former via an Old French or Medieval Latin secondary sense. From in- "not" (see in- (1)) + discreet. Related: Indiscreetly; indiscreetness.

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