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solecism (s) (noun), solecisms (pl)
1. A mistake when speaking or writing: Paul made verbal solecisms when he spoke to an agent for a job which apparently disqualified him for a position with the newspaper.
2. An impolite or improper way of behaving: During dinner, George burped loudly and so his mother reminded him that he was committing an unacceptable solecism.
Etymology: from Greek soloikismos, "a speaking incorrectly", and from Latin soloecismus, "a mistake in speaking or writing."
An unacceptable behavior.
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A blunder in speech or language.
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Social blunders or making mistakes in speaking or writing. (1)