Meaning of “indiscretion” in the English Dictionary

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"indiscretion" in British English

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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)