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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A violation of established rules or customs. Also: Words in a sentence that are not grammatically correct.

Usage examples (34)
  • The author committed a solecism by using the word ain't while trying to write in a dialect that was unfamiliar.
  • Analogously, in the non-criminal spheres the worst solecism is to be different.
  • "SAT" a kind of solecism, one of those repetitive redundancies that repeats itself -- bad form for a test measuring verbal ability.
  • What a solecism on mypart, aquite exquisite blunder. for more
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