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faux pas

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  1. a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark according to an oft-told story, the queen set a guest at ease about a faux pas by politely imitating it Synonyms familiarity, impropriety, gaff, gaffe, 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


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