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Word: gaffe

Definition: social blunder


Sentences Containing 'gaffe'

"A grateful Caribbean grabbed the apology with both hands," Manley records—"The thought that might be lost as a consequence of a political gaffe was intolerable.
An article in the "Arab American News" criticized Elmasry, stating that: His next gaffe first being the October 2004 controversy was the declaration that Israel's cruelty could be explained by the fact that the Old Testament is full of justification of bloody deeds by the ancient Hebrews.
Jim McGuinness, known for insisting his players focus on each game as it comes, did not comment on this gaffe.
To me, this was a gaffe, not a statement about his philosophy or ideology."
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