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indiscreet

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Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈskriːt
 
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Definition of indiscreet in English:

adjective

Having, showing, or proceeding from too great a readiness to reveal things that should remain private or secret: they have been embarrassed by indiscreet friends
More example sentences
  • Unless he is unhinged, no politician in a modern democracy reveals any indiscreet biases in public.
  • Giving an after dinner speech to, of all things, a public school old boys' soccer club he was arrogantly indiscreet, revealing numerous confidential FA matters.
  • I asked her if that was what she had meant by private, but not indiscreet.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English (originally as indiscrete in the sense 'lacking discernment or judgement'): from late Latin indiscretus 'not separate or distinguishable' (in medieval Latin 'careless, indiscreet'), from in- 'not' + discretus 'separate' (see discreet). Compare with indiscrete.

Derivatives

indiscreetly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Last summer I noticed some neighbours eyeing my backyard property most indiscreetly.
  • Their liaison takes place, strangely and indiscreetly, on a bed in a vast open gallery.
  • ‘Well, Juliet's party was successful, as per usual,’ Hannah said, propping an elbow on the table, indiscreetly rolling her eyes.

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