The contretemps escalated during a commercial break when Khrushchev was handed a note by one of his advisers.
Carter reveals that Jay made weird, borderline mentorly calls to Kimmel long before the Conan contretemps began.
But the Web contretemps has had an impact all the same, particularly on the political right.
That seemed like it was the end of the matter but then new life was breathed into the contretemps on Monday.
Then she asked me if she was right in supposing all these contretemps we had had were the doing of Lady Ver.
He determined to take no notice of the contretemps, but return boldly to the attack.
This contretemps put the rest of the party out of sorts, and they broke up.
Not only was there no contretemps, but all went off well and pleasantly.
Such a contretemps would, I reflected, mean for me ten years' confinement in a fortress.
I will write all the pleasant things, but for the jokes—the contretemps, no!
1680s, "a blunder in fencing," from French contre-temps "motion out of time, unfortunate accident, bad times;" from Latin contra + tempus (see temporal). As a ballet term, from 1706; as "an unfortunate accident," 1802; as "a dispute," from 1961.