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solecism

Synonyms of solecism in English:

noun

  • 1 the poems are marred by solecisms
    (grammatical) mistake, error, blunder
    informal howler, boob
    archaic cacology
  • 2 it would have been a solecism to answer the question
    faux pas, gaffe, breach of etiquette, impropriety, piece of indecorum, social indiscretion, inappropriate behaviour, infelicity, slip, error, blunder, miscalculation, lapse;
    Frenchgaucherie
    informal slip-up, boo-boo, fail
    British informal boob, clanger, bloomer
    British informal , dated floater
    North American informal goof, blooper, bloop
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