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indiscretion

[in-di-skresh-uh n] /ˌɪn dɪˈskrɛʃ ən/
noun
1.
lack of discretion; imprudence.
2.
an indiscreet act, remark, etc.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin indiscrētiōn- (stem of indiscrētiō). See in-3, discretion
Related forms
indiscretionary, adjective
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Examples from the web for indiscretions
  • They laughed off their previous altercations and indiscretions.
  • Other tabloids would scream at you with the purported indiscretions of celebrities.
  • The indiscretions of these wives threatened the whole team, in her view.
  • They report that with the use of in-car video cameras, officer indiscretions can immediately be verified or discredited.
  • And yet they sometimes got by with incredible indiscretions.
  • While many professions may be willing to forgive youthful indiscretions, law enforcement will not.
  • The firefighters directly involved paid a steep price for their indiscretions.
  • She claims that in doing so, the chancellor intended to penalize her for her past indiscretions.
British Dictionary definitions for indiscretions

indiscretion

/ˌɪndɪˈskrɛʃən/
noun
1.
the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
2.
an indiscreet act, remark, etc
Derived Forms
indiscretionary, adjective
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Word Origin and History for indiscretions

indiscretion

n.

mid-14c., "want of discretion," from Old French indiscrécion "foolishness, imprudence" (12c.), from Late Latin indiscretionem (nominative indiscretio) "lack of discernment," from in- (see in- (1)) + discretionem (see discretion). Meaning "indiscreet act" is from c.1600.

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