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faux pas definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural faux pas) Etymology: French, literally, false step Date: 1676 blunder; especially a social blunder

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. same) 1 a tactless mistake; a blunder. 2 a social indiscretion. Etymology: F, = false step

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

faux pas faux` pas" [F. See False, and Pas.] A false step; a mistake or wrong measure.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(faux pas) A faux pas is a socially embarrassing action or mistake. (FORMAL) It was not long before I realised the enormity of my faux pas. = gaffe, blunder N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

[Fr.] 1. Mistake, blunder, indiscretion, false step, false stroke, act of indiscretion. 2. Lapse from virtue, lapse from chastity, false step, lapse, slip, misstep, indiscretion.

Moby Thesaurus

blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, break, bungle, gaffe, howler, impropriety, indecorum, indiscretion, misjudgment, misstep, oversight, pratfall, screamer, solecism, stumble, stupidity




 


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