indiscreet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ discreet.

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Adjective[edit]

indiscreet (comparative more indiscreet, superlative most indiscreet)

  1. Not discreet; lacking in discretion.
    • 2018 February, Robert Draper, “They are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet: Technology and Our Increasing Demand for Security have Put Us All under Surveillance. Is Privacy Becoming just a Memory?”, in National Geographic[1], Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, ISSN 0027-9358, OCLC 1049714034, archived from the original on 14 June 2018:
      Haz sits in the trailer for 10 hours straight, eyes trained on the patrons. If he sees the makings of a drug deal or a fight, he notifies the club’s in-house security by walkie-talkie. It amazes him how indiscreet drug dealers can be—with the bulges in their socks and their melodramatic handovers—despite the presence of security guards.

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Usage notes[edit]

In modern standard spelling, indiscrete (not divided into discrete parts) is not to be confused with indiscreet (conspicuous; incautious).

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

indiscreet (comparative indiscreter, superlative indiscreetst)

  1. indiscreet

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of indiscreet
uninflected indiscreet
inflected indiscrete
comparative indiscreter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial indiscreet indiscreter het indiscreetst
het indiscreetste
indefinite m./f. sing. indiscrete indiscretere indiscreetste
n. sing. indiscreet indiscreter indiscreetste
plural indiscrete indiscretere indiscreetste
definite indiscrete indiscretere indiscreetste
partitive indiscreets indiscreters