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
Recent Examples of contretemps from the Web
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.
More troublesome still is the danger to world stability reflected in the embarrassing contretemps-triangle involving Secretary of State Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Mattis and Trump.
Washington Post media writer Erik Wemple published an exhaustive account of the contretemps on his blog, and various womens’ sites weighed in as well.
White House officials tried to play down the contretemps, saying Mr. Trump was referring to the longstanding efforts of British law enforcement authorities to investigate would-be terrorists, not to anyone involved in Friday’s attack.
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Origin and Etymology of contretemps
First Known Use: 1769See Words from the same year
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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