Merriam-Webster OnLine Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary


Main Entry: in·dis·cre·tion
Pronunciation: "in-dis-'kre-sh&n
Function: noun
Date: 14th century
1 : lack of discretion : IMPRUDENCE <dietary indiscretion>
2 a : something (as an act or remark) marked by lack of discretion b : an act at variance with the accepted morality of a society <resigned because of financial indiscretions>

Search here for another word in

Collegiate Dictionary
Collegiate Thesaurus :: Home
Merriam-Webster OnLine
Word of the Day
Word Game of the Day

Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
© 2006 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated