- Word Combinations (noun)
|part of speech:
||lack of judgment, prudence, or restraint, esp. in regard to the rights or feelings of other people.
I'd advise you not to discuss your private matters with him, as he has a reputation for indiscretion.
||an act or remark characterized by lack of judgment, prudence, or restraint.
Her revelation of her daughter's secret was an indiscretion that she later regretted deeply.
||an act considered immoral or improper by society and yet often excused or considered trivial.
His wife had forgiven him for his earlier indiscretions, but this most recent affair threatened to end their marriage.His pocketing of these small sums seemed like minor indiscretions to him, but he was fired nonetheless.
||error, fault, folly, trip