faux pas
Pronunciation Noun

faux pas

  1. An embarrassing or tactless blunder (especially used in social situations and contexts); a misstep.
    • 1906, Chesterton, Charles Dickens, chapter 2
      A saint after repentance will forgive himself for a sin; a man about town will never forgive himself for a faux pas.
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