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Courtiers could relax, knowing they would not inadvertently commit a faux pas and nor would anyone else, and the rulers could relax, knowing that none of their courtiers were spreading misinformation or plotting against them.

She eventually makes it to the estate, very, very late—she has arrived after the queen, an enormous faux pas, and it’s clear the whole family has their knives out for her, anyway.

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I would like to know how best to let them know that afterward, that I recognized my faux pas of overstaying my welcome and that I am truly sorry.

But publicly throwing shade at Louis Vuitton wasn't Kanye's first fashion faux pas.

Its addictive “sidebar of shame” catalogues every celebrity roll of fat, fashion faux pas, and shaky early-morning nightclub exit.

The way Grant spun his publicity faux pas paved the way for many celebrities after him.

Another faux pas: tourists sit on towels and locals never do (they sit on their sarongs or on beach chairs).

Forget the faux pas of showing up to a costume party in the same costume as someone else.

A sledging cook will often make a disagreeable faux pas by extinguishing the primus in the preparation of hoosh.

Tilliard blushed, partly on account of the faux pas he had made last June, partly on account of the restaurant.

In a strange house it would have been simply a faux pas, but he knows us well enough, and the arrangement between us.

As if I were the only member of the Unholy Six with a capacity to make faux pas!

These are gentlemen in a true sense, that can bare to be told of their faux pas, and not abuse the reprover.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to faux pas, such as: blooper, blunder, blunder in etiquette, boo-boo, botch, and breach.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.