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Synonyms for gaffe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie(noun)

    a socially awkward or tactless act

    Synonyms:
    rusticity, slipperiness, slip, skid, gaucherie, cutting, pillowcase, shimmy, mooring, trip, pillow slip, case, chemise, moorage, shift, slickness, parapraxis, teddy, slip-up, faux pas, slip of paper, slick, strip, elusion, solecism, eluding, miscue, sideslip, berth

Wiktionary

  1. gaffe(noun)

    Synonyms:
    blooper, faux pas, error, defect, boo-boo, thinko, stumble, slip, lapse, mistake, fault, blunder, fluff

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    blunder

How to use gaffe in a sentence?

  1. Dave Chappelle:

    Now we're being policed by what seems like an alien force, huge gaffe on New Year's Eve.

  2. Panos Kammenos:

    I continue to support this government and Tsipras until the end but I have red lines. Since the minister recognizes that he made a huge gaffe, he should go home.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    He's revealing who he is. This isn't some gaffe or accident, he had ample opportunity over the weekend to retract, to soften, to move away. Instead, he doubled down.

  4. Joe Biden:

    I am a gaffe machine, but my God what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can't tell the truth, i'm ready to litigate all those things. The question is what kind of nation are we becoming ? What are we going to do ? Who are we ?

  5. Ronn Torossian:

    The brand which will suffer the most from Steve Harvey’s gaffe at the Miss Universe contest is Steve Harvey, what a terrible mistake. For Miss Columbia, one can only feel sympathy and feel bad for her. One can only imagine the pain and wide range of emotions she is feeling. I think the whole world feels bad for her, and I am sure there are many brands who are rooting for her.

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