Know this word to avoid a gaffe.
Mnemonic - Giraffe's social blunder was to grow that tall with a long neck
Word - Gaffe
a) social blunder
b) an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment
Part of Speech - noun
Synonyms - mistake, blooper, howler, goof
Antonyms - correction, propriety
1 One is bound to commit a few gaffes when learning to speak a foreign language.
2 A major gaffe in defense in the final few minutes led to the touchdown that eventually lost them the game. (related to sports)
3 The presidential candidate's gaffe during the speech was caused due to his misinterpretation of a few lines that were obviously not written by him. (related to politics)
4 By blaming the liberated women for the rising cases of rape, the police have pulled a gaffe so big that it has embarrassed the entire country.
5 What is considered quite appropriate in a culture or time may easily be a considered as a social gaffe in another culture or time.
6 While Apple is dominating the market their habit to imprison their customers is still considered by many as a strategic gaffe.