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 <
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indiscreetly adverbindiscreetness noun

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indiscreet — ist der Originaltitel von drei Filmen: Indiscreet aus dem Jahr 1931 Indiskret aus dem Jahr 1958 Den Kopf in der Schlinge aus dem Jahr 1998 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit dems …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • indiscreet — [in΄di skrēt′] adj. [ME indiscrete < L indiscretus, unseparated (in LL & ML, careless, indiscreet): see IN 2 & DISCREET] not discreet; lacking prudence, as in speech or action; unwise indiscreetly adv. indiscreetness n …   English World dictionary

  • indiscreet — I adjective careless, culpable, hasty, heedless, ill judged, impetuous, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, inconsiderate, indiscriminating, inexpedient, injudicious, inopportune, lacking prudence, misadvised, precipitate,… …   Law dictionary

  • indiscreet — (adj.) imprudent, not discrete (early 15c.) and indiscrete not containing distinct parts (c.1600) are both from L. indiscretus unseparated; indistinguishable, not known apart, the former via an Old French or Medieval Latin secondary sense. From… …   Etymology dictionary

  • indiscreet — [adj] injudicious careless, foolish, hasty, heedless, imprudent, inconsiderate, insensitive, rash, reckless, unthinking; concept 542 …   New thesaurus

  • indiscreet — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too ready to reveal things that should remain secret or private. DERIVATIVES indiscreetly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Indiscreet — The term Indiscreet may refer to:*Indiscreet (1958 film), a romantic comedy starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant *Indiscreet (1931 film), a film featuring Gloria Swanson *Indiscreet (album), an album by Sparks …   Wikipedia

  • indiscreet — adj. indiscreet to + inf. (it was indiscreet of her to say that) * * * [ˌɪndɪ skriːt] indiscreet to + inf. (it was indiscreet of her to say that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • indiscreet — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪskri͟ːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as indiscreet, you mean that they do or say things in public which they should only do or say secretly or in private. He is notoriously indiscreet about his private life... Had he been… …   English dictionary

  • Indiscreet — Indiscret Indiscret (Indiscreet) est un film américain de Stanley Donen, sorti en 1958. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Autour du film …   Wikipédia en Français

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