What is another word for faux pas?

431 synonyms found


[ fˌə͡ʊ pˈɑː], [ fˌə‍ʊ pˈɑː], [ f_ˌəʊ p_ˈɑː]

A faux pas is a social blunder or mistake. There are several synonyms that can be used interchangeably with faux pas such as gaffe, misstep, indiscretion, blunder, mistake, slip-up, boo-boo, blooper, flub, and error. All of these synonyms denote a slight misjudgment in behavior or communication. These terms may also refer to a breach of etiquette, manners, or protocol. In some instances, they can be used to describe a moment of forgetfulness or distraction that leads to an embarrassing situation. Whatever word you choose to use, remember that they all signify a human error that is best acknowledged and corrected quickly to avoid further embarrassment.

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How to use "Faux pas" in context?

There are many faux pas that can be made when interacting with others. Some are subtle while others are more noticeable. The following is a list of some of the most common faux pas and advice on how to avoid them.

1. Not thanking someone for their help.

It is polite to thank someone for their help. Often times, this can simply be a simple, "you're welcome".

2. Turning down an offer of help.

It is often helpful to accept help when offered. Turning down an offer of help can seem rude and unwilling to cooperate.

3. Making assumptions.

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