error garrafal


error garrafal
m.
blunder, big mistake, goofup, bloomer.
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(n.) = blunder, cock-up, crass mistake, crass error, gross mistake, monumental mistake, monumental error, clanger
Ex. There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.
Ex. The repatriation of the emigres was a tragic oversight rather than a war crime, a cock-up rather than a conspiracy.
Ex. We rely on the collective knowledge of our fans to help us catch our crass mistakes.
Ex. And, since it is based on a series of crass errors, we can well do without it.
Ex. Unless we are clear about the answers, we are likely to make a number of gross mistakes in trying to bring children and books together in a tensile and lasting connection.
Ex. We apologise for this apparent error of judgement but promise to keep you informed of any other similar monumental mistakes.
Ex. Iraq and its future will be testimony to one of the most monumental errors in judgement the American and British people have ever made.
Ex. Whilst this might work in the short term, this strategy is to be avoided even if the clanger isn't entirely your fault.
* * *
(n.) = blunder, cock-up, crass mistake, crass error, gross mistake, monumental mistake, monumental error, clanger

Ex: There is no better way for reference librarians to see how their efforts are perceived by library users than to see themselves in action -- blunders and all.

Ex: The repatriation of the emigres was a tragic oversight rather than a war crime, a cock-up rather than a conspiracy.
Ex: We rely on the collective knowledge of our fans to help us catch our crass mistakes.
Ex: And, since it is based on a series of crass errors, we can well do without it.
Ex: Unless we are clear about the answers, we are likely to make a number of gross mistakes in trying to bring children and books together in a tensile and lasting connection.
Ex: We apologise for this apparent error of judgement but promise to keep you informed of any other similar monumental mistakes.
Ex: Iraq and its future will be testimony to one of the most monumental errors in judgement the American and British people have ever made.
Ex: Whilst this might work in the short term, this strategy is to be avoided even if the clanger isn't entirely your fault.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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