indiscretion


noun

  1. lack of discretion; imprudence.
  2. an indiscreet act, remark, etc.

noun

  1. the characteristic or state of being indiscreet
  2. an indiscreet act, remark, etc
n.

mid-14c., “want of discretion,” from Old French indiscrécion “foolishness, imprudence” (12c.), from Late Latin indiscretionem (nominative indiscretio) “lack of discernment,” from in- (see in- (1)) + discretionem (see discretion). Meaning “indiscreet act” is from c.1600.

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