Origin of indiscreetMiddle English indiscrete from Classical Latin indiscretus, unseparated (in Late Latin and ML, careless, indiscreet): see in- and discreet
When you tell everyone how much your new job pays and how much your new house cost, this is an example of a time when you are indiscreet.
(comparative more indiscreet, superlative most indiscreet)
- Not discreet; wanting in discretion.
in- + discreet.
- His presence became known to the authorities and an indiscreet declaration, "Campion Brag," made the position more difficult.
- To this Baius submitted; though certain indiscreet utterances on the part of himself and his supporters led to a renewal of the condemnation in 1579 by Gregory XIII.
- There is an amazingly indiscreet letter of Quintus to his brother's freedman, Tiro, in which he says of the consulselect, Hirtius and Pansa, that he would hesitate to put one of them in charge of a village on the frontier, and the other in that of the basement of a tavern (Fam.
- Although a strong opponent of Laud's and Charles's ecclesiastical policy, Prichard lived unmolested, and even rose to be chancellor of St Davids; but the indiscreet Wroth, " the founder and father of nonconformity in Wales," being suspended in 1638 by Bishop Murray of Llandaff, founded a small community.
- Van den Ende appears to have been distinctly a man of parts, though of a somewhat indiscreet and erratic character.