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contretemps - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contretemps

(noun) an awkward clash
Example Sentence
  • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contretemps

contre/contra/opposite/not likely and temps/temperature/condition i.e. unlikely condition
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by sumon2311

CONTRA TIMES: adverse times
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by Jackery

CONTRE(contribution)+TEMPS(attempt)...when a difficult situation comes or a mishap happens, we should at least attempt to contribute something
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by nileshdive

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