misstep

noun mis·step \ -ˈstep \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of misstep

1 : a mistake in judgment or action : blunder
2 : a wrong step

Examples of misstep in a Sentence

  1. Their decision to relocate the company was a major misstep.

  2. another misstep like that, and the company could go belly-up

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First Known Use of misstep

1788


MISSTEP Defined for English Language Learners

misstep

Definition of misstep for English Language Learners

  • : an action or decision that is a mistake


MISSTEP Defined for Kids

misstep

noun mis·step \ mis-ˈstep \

Definition of misstep for Students

1 : a wrong movement
  • I … didn't dare go near the stream for fear of making a misstep and falling in …
  • —Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain
2 : 2mistake 2, slip


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