Synonyms and Antonyms of gaffe
1 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark committed a huge gaffe when she started drinking from the finger bowl Synonyms of gaffe familiarity, faux pas, gaff, impropriety, indiscretion, solecismWords Related to gaffe 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 of gaffe form, manners, mores, proprietiesAntonyms of gaffe amenity, attention, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry
2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy so-called debates, which were mainly about seeing which candidate made the most gaffes Synonyms of gaffe 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, tripWords Related to gaffe bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of gaffe accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection
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