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gaffe

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gaffe

  1. 1 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark <committed a huge gaffe when she started drinking from the finger bowl> Synonyms familiarity, faux pas, gaff, impropriety, indiscretion, solecismRelated Words blunder, error, flub, fumble, goof, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, slip, slipup, stumble; discourtesy, incivility, offense (or offence); boner, howler; foul-up, muff; misapprehension, miscalculation, misconception, misjudgment, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms form, manners, mores, proprietiesAntonyms amenity, attention, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy <so-called debates, which were mainly about seeing which candidate made the most gaffes> Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, error, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection




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