Learning English

Word: Gaffe

Gaffe (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

Throughout Joe Biden’s decades-long career in politics, he has cultivated a reputation of being gaffe-prone, often stumbling on his words – if not outright saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning

A stupid mistake or an embarrassing blunder

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The pronunciation of the word “Gaffe” is “Gaf’“, which rhymes in a way (not entirely though) with the word “Cough” (pronounced as “Kawf“). Imagine yourself constantly coughing while an important event is underway. It could get pretty embarrassing, right? Remember thus!

Synonyms

Faux pas , Slip, Error, Miscommunication , Solecism , Indiscretion

Antonyms

Correction, Attention, Courtesy, Formality, Gesture

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