misstep [mis′step΄, mis step′ ]
1. a wrong or awkward step
2. a mistake in conduct; faux pas

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  • Misstep — Mis*step , n. A wrong step; an error of conduct. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misstep — Mis*step , v. i. To take a wrong step; to go astray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misstep — index delinquency (misconduct), fault (mistake), indiscretion, lapse (expiration), lapse ( …   Law dictionary

  • misstep — (v.) also mis step, c.1300; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + STEP (Cf. step) (v.). The noun in the figurative sense of faux pas is first recorded c.1800; literal sense is from 1837 …   Etymology dictionary

  • misstep — [n] mistake, wrong move bad move*, blunder, bungle, error, failure, false step, faux pas, fluff*, gaffe, indiscretion, lapse, miscue, miss, slip, slipup*, stumble, trip; concepts 101,674,699 Ant. success …   New thesaurus

  • misstep — 1. noun a) a step that is wrong, a false step On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal. b) an error or mistake His comment was a misstep that could cost him. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • misstep — UK [mɪsˈstep] / US noun [countable] Word forms misstep : singular misstep plural missteps American formal a mistake, especially one caused by bad judgment …   English dictionary

  • misstep — mis|step [ˈmıs step] n AmE a mistake, especially one that is caused by not understanding a situation correctly ▪ A misstep here could cost millions of dollars …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misstep — noun Date: 1788 1. a mistake in judgment or action ; blunder 2. a wrong step …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misstep — /mis step /, n. 1. a wrong step. 2. an error or slip in conduct; faux pas. [1250 1300; ME missteppen. See MIS 1, STEP] Syn. 2. fault, transgression, lapse, indiscretion. * * * …   Universalium

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