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"
a step that is wrong, a false step
On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal.
an error or mistake
His comment was a misstep that could cost him.
to step badly or incorrectly
My dance partner misstepped and landed on my toe.
to make an error or mistake
I don't want to misstep; is this the right way?
a wrong step; an error of conduct
to take a wrong step; to go astray
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mis-step′, v.i. to make a false step; to make a mistake.—n. a mistake in conduct, &c.
The numerical value of misstep in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of misstep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of misstep in a Sentence
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
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.
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.
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.
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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