Definition of misstep
1 : a mistake in judgment or action : blunder
2 : a wrong step
Examples of misstep in a Sentence
Their decision to relocate the company was a major misstep.
another misstep like that, and the company could go belly-up
Recent Examples of misstep from the Web
Attacks on the media, often led by the president himself, seem aimed at squashing out the press entirely by wagering reporting missteps as proof of moral worthlessness.
That misstep resulted in costly recovery work and a backlog in the multibillion-dollar program for cleaning up waste from decades of research and bomb-making.
Wilkins, during a visit to two of Hilcorp's platforms on June 6 accompanied by a reporter, acknowledged the company's missteps.
The Trump Organization appears to recognize the real dangers of a misstep.
The film’s erasure of women of color and missteps on race send the message that cis, straight, able-bodied, white womanhood is prioritized above all else.
Corbyn has come from behind to close the gap with May, who suffered from a series of campaign missteps.
At that point, Yearwood, who has yet to develop a compact running form, took a misstep and sort of swerved to the left.
President Trump is growing increasingly discontent with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and blames him for some of his administration's missteps, a new report claims.
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Definition of misstep for English Language Learners
: an action or decision that is a mistake
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