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noun as in misuse

noun as in blunder

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Example Sentences

Do not even consider committing the solecism of serving it with parmigiano.

The party was given especially in her honour, and to omit her from any description of it would be an unpardonable solecism.

It cut them down to vassals, but, by a legal solecism, they were regarded as a sort of free vassals.

For a free and extended empire on a continent are incompatible: to think they are not is a perfect solecism in politicks.

The fair city of Perth is a solecism in point of site, and many a flooding it gets in consequence.

Let us try the test of an expression somewhat kindred in etymology: such a word as would carry upon its face a damning solecism.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to solecism, such as: abuse, barbarism, blunder, error, impropriety, and mistake.

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