indiscretion


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Synonyms for indiscretion

Synonyms for indiscretion

the trait of being injudicious

a petty misdeed

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she asked with a shade of fear for her possible indiscretion.
At any rate, the Blenker habitation would probably be deserted, and he would be able, without indiscretion, to satisfy a vague curiosity concerning it.
But the indiscretion was interrupted by Maguire himself, whose dreadful fist became a hand that gripped mine with brute fervor, while with the other he clouted me on the back.
I wonder," he added, turning to Giovanelli, "that you, a native Roman, should countenance such a terrible indiscretion.
Mademoiselle," he said to her, "should I be guilty of an indiscretion if I were to inquire if you were indisposed?
Anna Pavlovna turned toward him and, with a Christian mildness that expressed forgiveness of his indiscretion, nodded and said: "I hope to see you again, but I also hope you will change your opinions, my dear Monsieur Pierre.
Rosamond never committed a second compromising indiscretion.
He had awakened with a terrible headache and a sense of some hideous indiscretion.
AN Unworthy Man who had laughed at the woes of a Woman whom he loved, was bewailing his indiscretion in sack-cloth-of-gold and ashes-of-roses, when the Angel of Compassion looked down upon him, saying:
That is how it happened that one of Buell's men, Private Bennett Story Greene, committed the indiscretion of striking his officer.
On one or two occasions when I saw Miss Corray walking with him I was furious, and once had the indiscretion to protest.
The more he felt himself in danger the more anxious he became for an irremovable position; yet he was compelled to play low; one moment's indiscretion, and he might lose everything.
Before they are uttered they are full of the modesty of a virgin, and often the oldest sage will blush like a girl when this virginity is violated by an indiscretion which forces him to reveal his deepest thoughts.
I find," he said, as they lit their cigarettes, "that I committed an indiscretion the other day at Camperdown House
Feather-headed, loquacious, excitable, one could make certain of his utter and complete indiscretion.