Examples of contretemps in a Sentence
The senator dismissed his disagreement with the President as a minor contretemps.
there was a bit of a contretemps over the seating arrangements for the upcoming wedding
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At bottom, the contretemps is personal: The former USFL team owner was ticked off that most of the Eagles didn't plan on showing up, with fewer than 10 expected.
Avenatti, by the way, who has been dead-on in his predictions of how the Stormy-Donald contretemps would unfold, says that the president won’t serve out his first term.
Understanding the gravity of the contretemps requires a glimpse into the fastidious fashion in which the NTSB does its job.
In fact, Washington perhaps should have gotten interested in Facebook well before the Trump election contretemps.
My colleague Jesse Singal has a sane summary of the contretemps here.
Adding to the contretemps, Mr. Pogson has hired former co-workers including Alex Lerner, the aristocratic-looking woman who ran the door at Le Bilboquet’s Hamptons outpost this summer, often turning potential diners away.
But back to the officials and how Brady rescued the league from another Patriots-versus-the-N.F.L. contretemps.
Waiters cast Wednesday's contretemps as isolated incidents, rather than a flare up.
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CONTRETEMPS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contretemps for English Language Learners
: an unfortunate or embarrassing event, argument, or disagreement
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