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Definition of "indiscretion" []

  • Lack of discretion; injudiciousness. (noun)
  • An indiscreet act or remark. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indiscretion" in a sentence
  • "If in the future I am tortured by discovering any glaring defects and odious peculiarities, that what you call my indiscretion might have revealed before it was too late, you will permit me to come and complain to you every day, and you must promise to listen to my endless lamentations as I repeat over and over again."
  • "The man who called Bill Clinton every name in the book and screamed for his removal for his indiscretion is now crying foul?"
  • "While Sandford and Ensign's romances will be swept under the rug, Clintons indiscretion is a gift that keeps on giving to the Republican party."