1. [syn: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie]
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
faux pas \faux` pas"\ (f[=o]` p[.a]"). [F. See False, and
A false step; a mistake or wrong measure; especially, a slip
or misstep in social etiquette; a blunder in conduct or
manners that causes embarassment; as, he committed the faux
pas of mentioning John's former wife.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas,
gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "faux pas":
blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, break, bungle, gaffe,
howler, impropriety, indecorum, indiscretion, misjudgment, misstep,
oversight, pratfall, screamer, solecism, stumble, stupidity