indiscretion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “indiscretion” in the English Dictionary

"indiscretion" in British English

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

"indiscretion" in American English

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indiscretionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·dɪˈskreʃ·ən/
lack of ​care in saying or doing things that should be ​keptsecret, 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)
Translations of “indiscretion”
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻率,不慎重, (尤指性关系上的)不检点…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕率,不慎重, (尤指性關係上的)不檢點…
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