indiscretion

  • 1indiscrétion — [ ɛ̃diskresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1200; bas lat. indiscretio 1 ♦ Vx Manque de discernement, de mesure. 2 ♦ (1569) Mod. Manque de discrétion, de réserve, de retenue dans les relations sociales. Il poussait l indiscrétion jusqu à lire mon courrier. ⇒… …

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  • 2indiscretion — Indiscretion. s. f. Manque de discretion. Il a beaucoup d indiscretion. son indiscretion le perdra. l indiscretion est un grand defaut. Il se prend quelquefois pour l action indiscrete. C est la seule indiscretion qu il ait faite en sa vie. qui l …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3Indiscretion — In dis*cre tion, n. [Pref. in not + discretion: cf. F. indiscr[ e]tion.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being indiscreet; lack of discretion; imprudence. [1913 Webster] 2. An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior. [1913 Webster] Past… …

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  • 4indiscretion — [in΄di skresh′ən] n. [ME indiscrecyone < OFr indiscrétion < LL indiscretio] 1. lack of discretion, or good judgment; imprudence 2. an indiscreet act or remark …

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  • 5indiscretion — I noun blunder, carelessness, error, ill judgment, impoliticness, imprudence, impudentia, incaution, incautiousness, incircumspection, injudiciousness, lack of circumspection, lack of consideration, lack of judgment, misconduct, misjudgment,… …

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  • 6indiscretion — (n.) mid 14c., want of discretion, from O.Fr. indiscrécion foolishness, imprudence (12c.), from L.L. indiscretionem (nom. indiscretio) lack of discernment, from in (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + discretionem (see DISCRETION (Cf. discretion)). Meaning… …

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  • 7indiscretion — [n] mistake bumble, crudeness, dropping the ball*, dumb move*, error, excitability, faux pas, folly, foolishness, fool mistake*, foul up, gaffe, gaucherie, goof*, hastiness, imprudence, indiscreetness, ingenuousness, lapse, miscue, misjudgment,… …

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  • 8indiscretion — ► NOUN 1) indiscreet behaviour. 2) an indiscreet act or remark …

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  • 9indiscrétion — (in di skré sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Manque de discrétion, de retenue. •   L indiscrétion est un si fâcheux vice, RÉGNIER Sat. VIII. •   Mais ne serait ce point une indiscrétion de vous demander quelle peut être votre affaire… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10INDISCRÉTION — s. f. Manque de discrétion. Il a beaucoup d indiscrétion. Son indiscrétion le perdra. L indiscrétion est un grand défaut. Son indiscrétion fait qu il ne mérite aucune confiance. Il y a de l indiscrétion dans son fait. Y aurait il de l… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11INDISCRÉTION — n. f. Manque de discrétion. Il a beaucoup d’indiscrétion. Son indiscrétion le perdra. Son indiscrétion fait qu’il ne mérite aucune confiance. Y aurait il de l’indiscrétion à vous demander si vous allez sortir. Il se prend quelquefois pour Action… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12indiscretion — n. 1) to commit an indiscretion 2) a youthful indiscretion * * * [ˌɪndɪ skreʃ(ə)n] a youthful indiscretion to commit an indiscretion …

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  • 13Indiscretion — ST episode series = Deep Space Nine name = Indiscretion Kira is forced to work with Dukat ep num = 76 prod num = 477 date = October 23, 1995 writer = Toni Marberry Jack Trevino Nicholas Corea director = LeVar Burton guest = Marc Alaimo as Gul… …

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  • 14indiscretion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ serious ▪ minor, slight ▪ personal ▪ youthful ▪ dietary, sexual …

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  • 15indiscretion — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪskre̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] indiscretions N VAR If you talk about someone s indiscretion, you mean that they have done or said something that is risky, careless, or likely to upset people. Occasionally they paid for their indiscretion with their… …

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  • 16indiscretion — UK [ˌɪndɪˈskreʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms indiscretion : singular indiscretion plural indiscretions 1) [countable] something you do that shows a lack of judgment youthful indiscretions 2) [uncountable] lack of judgment, especially in talking… …

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  • 17indiscretion — noun Date: 14th century 1. lack of discretion ; imprudence < dietary indiscretion > 2. a. something (as an act or remark) marked by lack of discretion b. an act at variance with the accepted morality of a society < resigned because of financial&#8230; …

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  • 18indiscretion — indiscretionary, adj. /in di skresh euhn/, n. 1. lack of discretion; imprudence. 2. an indiscreet act, remark, etc. [1300 50; ME < LL indiscretion (s. of indiscretio). See IN 3, DISCRETION] * * * …

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  • 19indiscretion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. carelessness, recklessness; blunder, faux pas, lapse, slip. See rashness, wrong. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of lacking prudence and judgment] Syn. recklessness, imprudence, heedlessness,&#8230; …

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  • 20indiscretion — in|dis|cre|tion [ˌındıˈskreʃən] n [U and C] an action or remark that shows a lack of good judgment, especially one that is morally unacceptable ▪ Earl describes his past links with the racist group as a youthful indiscretion . ▪ rumours of the&#8230; …

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