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synonyms for contretemps

  • disaster
  • embarrassment
  • misadventure
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • predicament
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antonyms for contretemps

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  • blessing
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • success
  • triumph
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How to use contretemps in a sentence

A serious contretemps has occurred which will affect you both if you do not leave immediately on receipt of this.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Bradish was pretty familiar with the phases and the oddities of the dancing craze, but this contretemps rather staggered him.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
This little contretemps somewhat dashed their spirits, but they proceeded nevertheless to the fortune-teller's in their cab.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
"All Monte Carlo seems to be gossiping about that little contretemps," Draconmeyer continued.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
This contretemps, however, is avoided by placing wet weeds on the eggs and by the general moisture of the nest.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
Moreover, none here knows of the experience through which I passed, and the contretemps averted by my own presence of mind.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
It was a very unfortunate contretemps, in view of the fact that they shortly afterwards kissed and "made up."
WEST WIND DRIFTGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
But something had gone wrong with the Mlimos machinery, and we crossed the stream without any contretemps.
THE MATABELE CAMPAIGNR. S. S. BADEN-POWELL
The only contretemps we have experienced was two days after the snowstorm.
UNDER THE CHINESE DRAGONF. S. BRERETON
Du Meresq would, perhaps, have avoided the contretemps, had he been prepared for it.
BLUEBELLMRS. GEORGE CROFT HUDDLESTON
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