indiscretion

[ in-di-skresh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF indiscretion
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"But he told me——" she began, then became aware of her indiscretion, and checked herself.

To make up for his indiscretion, K. suggested a descent to the river.

Still, it was impossible not to forgive Monny her indiscretion.

I am resolved that you shall not suffer from my indiscretion.

I was annoyed at their indiscretion, and imposed silence on them.

Talleyrand took advantage of their situation, as well as of their indiscretion.

He stopped and bit his lip, my smile making him aware of his indiscretion.

He is compelled by your indiscretion to withdraw from Court.

Your sentiments betray the indiscretion of which madame your mother must have been guilty.

It was necessary that his Grace of Buckingham should cover up an indiscretion.

WORD ORIGIN

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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