What does misstep mean?

Definitions for misstep

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep(noun)

    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"


  1. misstep(Noun)

    a step that is wrong, a false step

    On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal.

  2. misstep(Noun)

    an error or mistake

    His comment was a misstep that could cost him.

  3. misstep(Verb)

    to step badly or incorrectly

    My dance partner misstepped and landed on my toe.

  4. misstep(Verb)

    to make an error or mistake

    I don't want to misstep; is this the right way?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misstep(noun)

    a wrong step; an error of conduct

  2. Misstep(verb)

    to take a wrong step; to go astray

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misstep

    mis-step′, v.i. to make a false step; to make a mistake.—n. a mistake in conduct, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misstep in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misstep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of misstep in a Sentence

  1. Al Bernstein:

    Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

  2. 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.

  3. Chairman Cho:

    As chairman of Korean Air as well as a father, I am terribly sorry for my daughter's misstep. Everything is my responsibility and fault.

  4. Congressman Cramer:

    What if something like what Dr. Ford describes happened ? It's tragic. It's unfortunate, it's terrible, it should never happen in our society, but what if 36 years of a record where there's nothing like that again -- but instead there's a record of a perfect gentleman, of an intellect, of a stellar judge, a guy who's been in front of what, he's had 300 cases in front of him and hasn't had a misstep.

  5. 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.

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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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