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synonyms for gaffe

  • blooper
  • blunder
  • impropriety
  • indiscretion
  • boner
  • boo-boo
  • howler
  • indecorum
  • slip
  • solecism
  • faux pas
  • putting foot in mouth
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How to use gaffe in a sentence

Fortunately, the agency admitted the gaffe within hours and corrected it, and the counting continued without drama.
NEW YORK'S MAYORAL RACE SHOWS THAT RANKED CHOICE VOTING WORKS—EVEN WITH SNAFUSKEVIN KOSAR AND ELAYNE ALLENJULY 10, 2021TIME
In January, four of China’s biggest online tutoring platforms made an embarrassing gaffe.
CHINA’S ONLINE TUTORING CRACKDOWN PUNISHES PARENTS TRAPPED IN A MERCILESS SYSTEMNICOLE JAOJULY 8, 2021QUARTZ
Instead, he wrote his own or simply spoke from the cuff, often leading to notable gaffes.
THE EPIC, UNLIKELY LOVE STORY BETWEEN QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND PRINCE PHILIPMICHAEL ROSENWALDAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Ravens had to move only 16 yards after the gaffe by Steelers punt returner Ray-Ray McCloud.
STEELERS STAY UNBEATEN, HOLD OFF RAVENS IN RARE WEDNESDAY NFL GAMEMARK MASKEDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Locals familiar with the scenery immediately called out the visual gaffe, which highlighted a preference on the part of Daines, Rosendale, and their fellow Republicans for appearance over substance on public-lands issues.
WANT TO WIN IN MONTANA? IT'S THE ENVIRONMENT, STUPID.ELLIOTT D. WOODSOCTOBER 28, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Fry, Neff, and Han all worry that this won’t be the end of algorithmic gaffes.
THE UK EXAM DEBACLE REMINDS US THAT ALGORITHMS CAN’T FIX BROKEN SYSTEMSKAREN HAOAUGUST 20, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
His debate performances in 2019 and early 2020 were uneven and punctuated with awkward gaffes.
HOW CLINTON’S LOSS PAVED THE WAY FOR BIDENSETH MASKETAUGUST 20, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
She has been so charming to me that if I make a gaffe she must forgive me.
SYLVIA & MICHAELCOMPTON MACKENZIE
Her recent commands with respect to turbulent Venice were the subject of criticism among the circle outside the Piazza Gaffe.
VITTORIA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
It was an odd correspondence, in which I made my customary gaffe.
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WORDS RELATED TO GAFFE

  • boner
  • boo-boo
  • bungle
  • error
  • faux pas
  • fluff
  • gaffe
  • impropriety
  • indecorum
  • lapse
  • mistake
  • slip
  • solecism
  • trip
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.