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Meaning of INDISCRETION

Pronunciation:  `indi'skreshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a petty misdeed
  2. [n]  the trait of being injudicious
 

INDISCRETION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: injudiciousness, peccadillo
 
 See Also: folly, foolishness, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, unwiseness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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