Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[in-di-skresh-uh n] /ˌɪn dɪˈskrɛʃ ən/

lack of discretion; imprudence.
an indiscreet act, remark, etc.
the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
an indiscreet act, remark, etc

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.


Read Also:

  • Indiscriminately

    [in-di-skrim-uh-nit] /ˌɪn dɪˈskrɪm ə nɪt/ adjective 1. not discriminating; lacking in care, judgment, selectivity, etc.: indiscriminate in one’s friendships. 2. not discriminate; haphazard; thoughtless: indiscriminate slaughter. 3. not kept apart or divided; thrown together; jumbled: an indiscriminate combination of colors and styles. /ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt/ adjective 1. lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous 2. jumbled; […]

  • Indiscriminating

    [in-di-skrim-uh-ney-ting] /ˌɪn dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tɪŋ/ adjective 1. not .

  • Indiscrimination

    [in-di-skrim-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌɪn dɪˌskrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of not discriminating. 2. the quality or condition of being indiscriminate or of not discriminating; lack of .

  • Indiscussible

    [in-di-skuhs-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈskʌs ə bəl/ adjective 1. unsuitable for or not subject or open to discussion; not negotiable.

Disclaimer: Indiscretionary definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.