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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishindiscretionin‧dis‧cre‧tion /ˌɪndɪˈskreʃən/ AWL noun  [countable, uncountable]MISTAKE an action or remark that shows a lack of good judgment, especially one that is morally unacceptable Earl describes his past links with the racist group as a youthful indiscretion. rumours of the former president’s sexual indiscretions
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indiscretionAfter all, indiscretion is only the flowering of desperation.The point rather is to ensure that raw partisanship does not amplify indiscretions as justification for a kind of schoolyard payback.But his indiscretions had been minor in that regard, no more than a piece of cornbread, a sliver of chocolate.They correctly argue that the club should not suffer for his indiscretion while at Chelsea.Headlong, hell-for-leather indiscretion.I instantly regret my indiscretion and beg him to keep the news to himself.A story of indiscretion and retribution set in windswept Cornwall.The attendant, now well into his second bottle of vodka, decided to ignore Myeloski's indiscretion.She confessed that she had committed a minor sexual indiscretion.sexual indiscretionsHe dismissed his past association with racist groups as a youthful indiscretion.youthful indiscretionDodd says his involvement in the racist group was just youthful indiscretion.We are not talking youthful indiscretion here.
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