misstep

  • 1 Misstep — Mis*step , n. A wrong step; an error of conduct. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Misstep — Mis*step , v. i. To take a wrong step; to go astray. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 misstep — index delinquency (misconduct), fault (mistake), indiscretion, lapse (expiration), lapse ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 misstep — (v.) also mis step, c.1300; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + STEP (Cf. step) (v.). The noun in the figurative sense of faux pas is first recorded c.1800; literal sense is from 1837 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 misstep — [n] mistake, wrong move bad move*, blunder, bungle, error, failure, false step, faux pas, fluff*, gaffe, indiscretion, lapse, miscue, miss, slip, slipup*, stumble, trip; concepts 101,674,699 Ant. success …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 misstep — ☆ misstep [mis′step΄, mis step′ ] n. 1. a wrong or awkward step 2. a mistake in conduct; faux pas …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 misstep — 1. noun a) a step that is wrong, a false step On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal. b) an error or mistake His comment was a misstep that could cost him. 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 misstep — UK [mɪsˈstep] / US noun [countable] Word forms misstep : singular misstep plural missteps American formal a mistake, especially one caused by bad judgment …

    English dictionary

  • 9 misstep — mis|step [ˈmıs step] n AmE a mistake, especially one that is caused by not understanding a situation correctly ▪ A misstep here could cost millions of dollars …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 misstep — noun Date: 1788 1. a mistake in judgment or action ; blunder 2. a wrong step …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 misstep — /mis step /, n. 1. a wrong step. 2. an error or slip in conduct; faux pas. [1250 1300; ME missteppen. See MIS 1, STEP] Syn. 2. fault, transgression, lapse, indiscretion. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 misstep — Synonyms and related words: balk, bevue, bloomer, blooper, blunder, error, false move, false step, faux pas, gaffe, goof, howler, inadvertence, inadvertency, indiscretion, lapse, lapsus calami, lapsus linguae, loose thread, miscue, mistake,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 misstep — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. stumble, false step; impropriety, lapse, slip; sin. See error. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. slip, miss, trip, bungle, stumble; see also failure 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. error, slip, mistake,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 misstep — mis|step [ mıs step ] noun count AMERICAN FORMAL a mistake, especially one caused by bad judgment …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 misstep — v. n. O. and N. 1351 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 16 misstep — n. mistake, wrong step, error in conduct …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 misstep — noun 1》 a badly judged step. 2》 N. Amer. a mistake …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 misstep — n. Wrong step, false step …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 misstep — noun (C) AmE a mistake, especially one that is caused by not understanding a situation correctly: He has made a number of missteps over health care …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 misstep — n trip, stumble, false step, wrong step, bad move, wrong move, false move; faux pas, gaffe, social blunder or indiscretion, indiscretion, slip in conduct, mistake in conduct or etiquette or propriety, breach of etiquette or manners; transgression …

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