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indiscretionnoun

uk   /ˌɪn.dɪˈskreʃ.ən/ us   /ˌɪn.dɪˈskreʃ.ən/
[U] the quality of being indiscreet: Jones was censured for indiscretion in leaking a secret report to the press.
[C] something, especially a sexual relationship, that is considered embarrassing or morally wrong: We should forgive him a few youthful indiscretions.
(Definition of indiscretion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indiscretionnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌɪn·dɪˈskreʃ·ən/
lack of care in saying or doing things that should be kept secret, or an act or statement that shows such lack of care: [C] youthful indiscretions [U] This sort of indiscretion is unforgivable!
(Definition of indiscretion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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