adjectiveEtymology: Middle English indiscrete, from Late Latin indiscretus, from Latin, indistinguishable, from in- + discretus, past participle of discernere to separate — more at discernDate: 15th century not discreet ;imprudent<an indiscreet comment> • indiscreetlyadverb • indiscreetnessnoun
Indiscreet In`dis*creet", a. [OE. indiscret, F. indiscret, fr. L. indiscretus unseparated, indiscreet. See In- not, and Discreet, and cf. Indiscrete.] Not discreet; wanting in discretion. So drunken, and so indiscreet an officer. --Shak. Syn: Imprudent; injudicious; inconsiderate; rash; hasty; incautious; heedless; undiscerning; foolish. -- In`dis*creet"ly, adv. -- In`dis*creet"ness, n.
If you describe someone as indiscreet, you mean that they do or say things in public which they should only do or say secretly or in private. He is notoriously indiscreet about his private life...? discreet ADJ