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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indiscretion  \In`dis*cre"tion\,  n.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  discretion: 
  cf  F.  indiscr['e]tion.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  indiscreet;  want  of 
  discretion;  imprudence. 
 
  2.  An  indiscreet  act  indiscreet  behavior. 
 
  Past  indiscretion  is  a  venial  crime.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indiscretion 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  being  injudicious  [syn:  {injudiciousness}] 
  2:  a  petty  misdeed  [syn:  {peccadillo}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INDISCRETION,  n.  The  guilt  of  woman. 
 
 




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