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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitfall, booby trap(noun)

    an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

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

  2. pit, pitfall(noun)

    a trap in the form of a concealed hole

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


  1. pitfall(noun)

    dark pattern, anti-pattern, trap

  2. pitfall(noun)

    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.

    trap, anti-pattern, dark pattern

  3. pitfall(noun)

    An anti-pattern.

    anti-pattern, dark pattern, trap

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pitfall(n)

    snare, trap, pit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pitfall":

    trap, snag

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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