Definition of indiscreet adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈskriːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈskriːt//
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not careful about what you say or do, especially when this embarrasses or offends somebody an indiscreet comment It was indiscreet of him to disclose that information. One indiscreet comment could spoil the whole thing. opposite discreet Word Originlate Middle English (originally as indiscrete in the sense ‘lacking judgement’): from late Latin indiscretus ‘not separate or distinguishable’ (in medieval Latin ‘careless, indiscreet’), from in- ‘not’ + discretus ‘separate’ (past participle of discernere ‘discern’, the sense arising from late Latin discretio ‘separation’, from discernere, from dis- ‘apart’ + cernere ‘to separate’).Word Familydiscreet adjective (indiscreet)discretion noun (indiscretion)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indiscreet