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Definition of indiscretion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an act or remark that is indiscreet, especially one that is not morally acceptable youthful indiscretions
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of saying or doing something without thinking about the effect it may have, especially when this embarrasses or offends someone He talked to the press in a moment of indiscretion. compare discretion
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: indiscretion