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.
You need every single muscle in your body ... if you get tired your technique goes out the door, one little misstep and its over.
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.
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.
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.
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