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 Dictionary entry overview: What does misstep mean? 

MISSTEP (noun)
  The noun MISSTEP has 1 sense:

1. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

  Familiarity information: MISSTEP used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MISSTEP (noun)

Sense 1misstep [BACK TO TOP]


An unintentional but embarrassing blunder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


misstep; trip-up; stumble; trip

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("misstep" is a kind of...):

bloomer; blooper; blunder; boner; boo-boo; botch; bungle; flub; foul-up; fuckup; pratfall (an embarrassing mistake)

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