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Synonyms for misstep

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  1. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstepnoun

    an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

    "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

    tripper, lurch, stumble, slip, trip-up, trip, stagger, head trip

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  1. misstepnoun

    wrong step, false step

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. misstepnoun

    faux pas

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  1. Shana Verstegen:

    You need every single muscle in your body ... if you get tired your technique goes out the door, one little misstep and its over.

  2. David Westin:

    The real difficulty for a news organization, or a reporter, is that once you've made one misstep, it's really hard to earn (trust) back, you can. But it takes a lot of time.

  3. Chuck Hagel:

    But I think it's bigger than just a misstep. I think it's a failure of an obligation -- of a basic obligation of a commander in chief. He's commander in chief of our forces and not to go to a war zone where we have men and women dying, that's just wrong.

  4. Homeland Security Committee:

    Hampered by misstep after misstep, Kirstjen Nielsen's tenure at the Department of Homeland Security was a disaster from the start. It is clearer now than ever that the Trump Administration's border security and immigration policies - that she enacted and helped craft - have been an abysmal failure and have helped create the humanitarian crisis at the border.

  5. Alyssa Royse:

    I had a long relationship with upper leadership at HQ, i was really worried that they were making this colossal misstep not only in the arc of justice but in the health of the brand.

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Translations for misstep

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  • FehltrittGerman
  • paso en falsoSpanish
  • harha-askel, erehtyä, astua harhaan, hairahtuaFinnish
  • gaffer, trébucher, faux pas, s'emmêler les pinceaux, bourdeFrench
  • pas greșit, poticnireRomanian
  • оступиться, ложный шаг, оплошностьRussian
  • chybaSlovak
  • ความผิดThai
  • 過失Chinese

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