faux pas

  1. a socially awkward or tactless act
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How To Use faux pas In A Sentence

  • The Duchess could commit a faux pas on a walkabout. Times, Sunday Times
  • Not to be mean, but if you are like me, I'm guessing the fashion faux pas is coming from you ... after all these years here, I still can't get it right. Regard fixe - French Word-A-Day
  • And the second faux pas is the proliferation of checked shirts.
  • You don't want to snub him because that would be a social faux pas. Christianity Today
  • My father is famous for these kind of faux pas, partly because he is very deaf.
  • She shows up when she wants, her book is nothing but a vindictive lashback at everyone she ever perceived 'hurt' her, she poses for pictures then calls the same pictures 'sexist' ... how long does the list of faux pas, bloopers, and innuendoes have to get before this person is revealed as the self-centered person she really is? Christie, McDonnell explain Palin's absence from campaign trail
  • He was the master of the faux pas. The Sun
  • In high circles in South Alabama showing up early or at the precise time invited is a faux pas of immense miscalculation and considered a sign of uncouth upbringing. Not being on time a high art in Mexico
  • The gang yucked it up over his faux pas, conjuring up images of an answering machine tucked into a backpack and tethered to a cellphone. Has voicemail killed the answering machine?
  • These fashion faux pas may sound toasty warm and indeed dilute the wind chill somewhat, but here's the thing. The Sun
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