Indiscreet



[in-di-skreet] /ˌɪn dɪˈskrit/

adjective
1.
not discreet; lacking prudence, good judgment, or circumspection:
an indiscreet remark.
/ˌɪndɪˈskriːt/
adjective
1.
not discreet; imprudent or tactless
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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