Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking discretion; injudicious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not discreet; wanting in discretion or prudence; not in accordance with sound judgment.
  • Synonyms Imprudent, unwise, injudicious, inconsiderate, rash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not discreet; wanting in discretion.

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  • adjective Not discreet; wanting in discretion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking discretion; injudicious

Etymologies

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in- +‎ discreet.

Examples

  • As though animated by a common impulse, the onlookers drew back to a respectful distance; nor were they again indiscreet enough to interrupt.

    Chapter 6, For the Love of a Man

  • As though animated by a common impulse, the onlookers drew back to a respectful distance; nor were they again indiscreet enough to interrupt.

    Chapter 6

  • When a young woman is called indiscreet by her friends it may be assumed that her character is very seriously assailed.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • She had done many things before which many people would have called indiscreet, but that quality had not even faintly belonged to them in her own mind; she had done them in perfect good faith and with a remarkable absence of palpitation.

    The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II)

  • When a young woman is called indiscreet by her friends it may be assumed that her character is very seriously assailed.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • I was tired of being called indiscreet and incautious; and I determined for once to prove myself a model of prudence and wisdom.

    Cranford

  • A Valentines Day to RememberLiveJournal UsernameFavorite ColorCooks you breakfast in bedcubmn21Sends you 3 dozen long-stem rosesmichaelleeGets your name tattooed on their buttjohncamlivePuts an ad in the paper, asking you for a datedaedalaStalks your LJ and leaves anonymous "indiscreet" replieslegalmooseKnits you a sweater ... with their own hairlfkbearDelivers a naked singing telegramdrbombayDeclares their undying love loudly and oftenrichie73

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  • A Valentines Day to RememberLiveJournal UsernameFavorite ColorCooks you breakfast in bedkowrenSends you 3 dozen long-stem rosesaelfinGets your name tattooed on their buttnightmancyrPuts an ad in the paper, asking you for a dateklaatu_baradaStalks your LJ and leaves anonymous "indiscreet" repliesjustmindiKnits you a sweater ... with their own hairtikiwandererDelivers a naked singing telegramsyncretinDeclares their undying love loudly and oftendev_ilry

    February 11th, 2005

  • He made up his mind and vowed to himself to avoid, as far as possible, anything provocative, anything that might compromise him, such as indiscreet questions, jests, or unseemly allusions to any incidents of the previous evening; he made up his mind also to abstain from the usual interchange of civilities with his colleagues, such as inquiries after health and such like.

    The Double

  • Little What's-her-name here, "chuckling and copping a feel as the girl deposits her delivery with the enormous stash of furs that occupies most of this room," she's kind of indiscreet sometimes.

    Gravity's Rainbow

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  • Don't you think this is such a discreet word?

    May 26, 2007