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Indiscretion definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INDISCRE'TION,n. [in and discretion.] Want of discretion; imprudence. The grossest vices pass under the fashionable name, indiscretions.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the trait of being injudicious [syn: indiscretion, injudiciousness]
2: a petty misdeed [syn: indiscretion, peccadillo]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. lack of discretion ; imprudence <dietary indiscretion> 2. a. something (as an act or remark) marked by lack of discretion b. an act at variance with the accepted morality of a society <resigned because of financial indiscretions>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 lack of discretion; indiscreet conduct. 2 an indiscreet action, remark, etc. Etymology: ME f. OF indiscretion or LL indiscretio (as IN-(1), DISCRETION)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Indiscretion In`dis*cre"tion, n. [Pref. in- not + discretion: cf. F. indiscr['e]tion.] 1. The quality or state of being indiscreet; want of discretion; imprudence. 2. An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior. Past indiscretion is a venial crime. --Cowper.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(indiscretions) If you talk about someone's indiscretion, you mean that they have done or said something that is risky, careless, or likely to upset people. Occasionally they paid for their indiscretion with their lives. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Imprudence, inconsiderateness, rashness, folly. 2. Mistake, misstep, indiscreet act, act of indiscretion, faux pas. 3. Slip from virtue, false step, decline from chastity, imprudence, act of folly, misstep, faux pas.

Moby Thesaurus

absurdity, act of folly, atrocity, audacity, babbling, betrayal, blabbering, blabbing, bloomer, blunder, boldness, boner, botch, brashness, brass, brazen boldness, breach, bungle, callowness, carelessness, casualness, cheek, childishness, chutzpah, communication leak, crime, crime against humanity, crudity of intellect, dead giveaway, deadly sin, delinquency, dereliction, divulgation, divulgement, divulgence, divulging, dumb trick, enormity, error, evil, evulgation, failure, fault, faux pas, felony, folly, foolhardiness, foolishness, gaffe, gall, genocide, giveaway, guilty act, haste, hastiness, heavy sin, heedlessness, heroics, hubris, immaturity, impetuosity, impetuousness, impropriety, improvidence, imprudence, impudence, impulsiveness, inadvisability, inappropriateness, inattention, inconsideration, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy, indiscreetness, indiscriminateness, indiscrimination, inelegance, inelegancy, inexpedience, inexpiable sin, iniquity, injudiciousness, injury, injustice, insensibility, insensitivity, insolence, irrationality, lack of feeling, lack of refinement, lapse, leak, letting out, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misstep, mistake, mortal sin, naivety, nonfeasance, obvious clue, offense, omission, outrage, overboldness, overcarelessness, overconfidence, oversureness, overweeningness, peccadillo, peccancy, pompousness, promiscuity, promiscuousness, puerility, rashness, reasonlessness, recklessness, senselessness, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, solecism, sottise, stuffiness, stupid thing, stupidity, syncretism, tactlessness, telltale, telltale sign, temerariousness, temerity, thoughtlessness, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, unchariness, unchastity, uncriticalness, undiscriminatingness, undiscriminativeness, unfastidiousness, unintelligence, unmeticulousness, unparticularness, unpreciseness, unreason, unreasonableness, unseemliness, unselectiveness, unsensibleness, unsoundness, untactfulness, unthoughtfulness, unutterable sin, unwariness, unwisdom, unwise step, unwiseness, unwitting disclosure, venial sin, witlessness, wrong



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