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Gaffe vs. Mistake

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Gaffenoun

A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.

Mistakenoun

An error; a blunder.

Gaffenoun

A socially awkward or tactless act.

Mistakenoun

(baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard-to-hit location, but instead ends up in an easy-to-hit place.

Gaffenoun

a socially awkward or tactless act

Mistakeverb

(transitive) To understand wrongly, taking one thing or person for another.

‘Sorry, I mistook you for my brother. You look very similar.’;

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Gaffenoun

an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder

‘in my first few months at work I made some real gaffes’; ‘his comments are a major diplomatic gaffe’;

Mistakeverb

To misunderstand (someone).

Mistakeverb

To commit an unintentional error; to do or think something wrong.

Mistakeverb

To take or choose wrongly.

Mistakeverb

To take or choose wrongly.

Mistakeverb

To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.

‘My father's purposes have been mistook.’;

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Mistakeverb

To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.

‘A man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it.’;

Mistakeverb

To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.

‘Mistake me not so much,To think my poverty is treacherous.’;

Mistakeverb

To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.

‘Servants mistake, and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends.’;

Mistakenoun

An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.

‘Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake.’;

Mistakenoun

Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.

Mistakenoun

a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;

‘he made a bad mistake’; ‘she was quick to point out my errors’; ‘I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults’;

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Mistakenoun

an understanding of something that is not correct;

‘he wasn't going to admit his mistake’; ‘make no mistake about his intentions’; ‘there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister’;

Mistakenoun

part of a statement that is not correct;

‘the book was full of errors’;

Mistakeverb

identify incorrectly;

‘Don't mistake her for her twin sister’;

Mistakeverb

to make a mistake or be incorrect

Mistakenoun

an act or judgement that is misguided or wrong

‘she made the mistake of thinking they were important’; ‘coming here was a mistake’;

Mistakenoun

something, especially a word, figure, or fact, which is not correct; an inaccuracy

‘a couple of spelling mistakes’;

Mistakeverb

be wrong about

‘because I was inexperienced I mistook the nature of our relationship’;

Mistakeverb

wrongly identify someone or something as

‘she thought he'd mistaken her for Diana’;

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