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mis·step

 (mĭs-stĕp′)
n.
1. A misplaced or awkward step.
2. An instance of wrong or improper conduct; a blunder.
intr.v. mis·stepped, mis·step·ping, mis·steps
To make a mistake.
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misstep

(ˌmɪsˈstɛp)
n
1. a false step
2. an error
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mis•step

(mɪsˈstɛp)

n.
1. a wrong step.
2. an error or slip in conduct.
[1790–1800]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misstep - an unintentional but embarrassing blundermisstep - 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"
blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
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misstep

noun
An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true:
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