Indiscreet In`dis*creet", a. [OE. indiscret, F. indiscret, fr. L. indiscretus unseparated, indiscreet. See {In-} not, and {Discreet}, and cf. {Indiscrete}.] Not discreet; wanting in discretion. [1913 Webster]

So drunken, and so indiscreet an officer. --Shak.

Syn: Imprudent; injudicious; inconsiderate; rash; hasty; incautious; heedless; undiscerning; foolish. -- {In`dis*creet"ly}, adv. -- {In`dis*creet"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • indiscreet — adjective Etymology: Middle English indiscrete, from Late Latin indiscretus, from Latin, indistinguishable, from in + discretus, past participle of discernere to separate more at discern Date: 15th century not discreet ; imprudent < an indiscreet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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