lack of discretion; imprudence.
an indiscreet act, remark, etc.

1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin indiscrētiōn- (stem of indiscrētiō). See in-3, discretion

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

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Example sentences
It was by the indiscretion of the veteran showman that an account of this banquet strayed into the public prints.
To look at him, you would think he had never committed an indiscretion worse than overtime parking.
Preparing journalists to cover the presidential campaign these days is also an exercise in indiscretion management.
There the swells would sip martinis, intone the odd witticism or inanity and
  occasionally commit some headline indiscretion.
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