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foʊ ˈpɑ; foʊ ˈpɑzfaux pas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherienoun

    a socially awkward or tactless act

GCIDE

  1. faux pas

    A false step; a mistake or wrong measure; especially, a slip or misstep in social etiquette; a blunder in conduct or manners that causes embarassment; as, he committed the faux pas of mentioning John's former wife.

    Etymology: [F. See False, and Pas.]

Wiktionary

  1. faux pasnoun

    A blunder (especially used in social contexts); a misstep.

    Etymology: From the phrase faux pas, of the same meaning; composed of faux, “false, wrong”, and pas, “step”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. faux pas

    a false step; a mistake or wrong measure

    Etymology: [F. See False, and Pas.]

Freebase

  1. Faux pas

    A faux pas is a socially awkward or tactless act, especially one that violates accepted social norms, standard customs, or the rules of etiquette. The expression comes from French, where it means "false step", "misstep". Having been used in English for over 300 years, it is no longer italicized in writing. Synonyms include gaffe and blunder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faux pas in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faux pas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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