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Synonyms for pitfall
ˈpɪtˌfɔlpit·fall

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  1. pitfallnoun

    Synonyms:
    dark pattern, anti-pattern, trap

  2. pitfallnoun

    a potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.

    It's usually a simple task, but you should know the pitfalls before you attempt it yourself.

    Synonyms:
    trap, anti-pattern, dark pattern

  3. pitfallnoun

    An anti-pattern.

    Synonyms:
    anti-pattern, dark pattern, trap

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitfall, booby trapnoun

    an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

    Synonyms:
    ground-emplaced mine, booby trap, land mine, pit

  2. pit, pitfallnoun

    a trap in the form of a concealed hole

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, quarry, fossa, infernal region, pit, stone, orchestra pit, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp, booby trap

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pitfallnoun

    Synonyms:
    snare, trap, pit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pitfall":

    trap, snag

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How to use pitfall in a sentence?

  1. Greg Dewald:

    A pitfall that most entrepreneurs face is that we become so absorbed in the day-to-day battle (and mind you, it's a glorious battle), that we lose sight of where we are and where we need to go. I believe an imperative for any entrepreneur is to work 'on' the business as much or more so than 'in' the business.

  2. Elijah Cummings:

    Running investigations in a private, fact-centric way is unquestionably the right way to conduct a serious investigation. The pitfall, of course, is that commentators, and sometimes even Members of your own Conference, offer thoughts on matters on which they are not familiar, my team of investigators, drawn from the military, federal agencies and the congressional oversight and ethics committees, has worked hard, and in an above-board manner. It is unfortunate when claims are made by those who do not know what the committee has done, why it has done it, or the results of its work. We made a promise to the families about the integrity of this investigation, and no one on the majority side has forgotten it.

  3. Scott Ruesterholz:

    I think my focus on how governments react to the [alien invasion] threat, coordinate with each other, and act towards their own population is unique, and politically-inclined readers will enjoy that aspect, additionally, so much of our mass culture has becoming overbearingly ‘woke’ to the point it detracts from the actual content. This book is decidedly not woke, and while I try to avoid the pitfall of being over-the-top in my political points, I think fans of conservative commentary will welcome an entertaining book that is also unafraid to speak to the virtues of family, faith, and love of country.


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