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mistake

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistake

  1. 1 a wrong judgment I made a mistake when I assumed that you were looking for a serious relationship Synonyms of mistake misapprehension, miscalculation, misjudging, misjudgment, misstep, slip, slipup Words Related to mistake blunder, boner, boob [British], clinker, errancy, error, fault, flub, fumble, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, stumble, trip; foul-up, muff; misstatement; misconception, misconstruction, misconstruing, misimpression, misinterpretation, misprision, misunderstanding

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy made a mistake on the exam that almost cost her a passing grade Synonyms of mistake blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, error, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripWords Related to mistake bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of mistake accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

Synonym Discussion of mistake

error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper. error suggests the existence of a standard or guide and a straying from the right course through failure to make effective use of this.
    • procedural errors
mistake implies misconception or inadvertence and usually expresses less criticism than error.
    • dialed the wrong number by mistake
blunder regularly imputes stupidity or ignorance as a cause and connotes some degree of blame.
    • diplomatic blunders
slip stresses inadvertence or accident and applies especially to trivial but embarrassing mistakes.
    • a slip of the tongue
lapse stresses forgetfulness, weakness, or inattention as a cause.
    • a lapse in judgment

mistake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistake

  1. 1 to fail to understand the true or actual meaning of the auctioneer mistook my nod for a bid, and I ended up buying a painting I don't even like Synonyms of mistake misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misread, miss, misunderstandWords Related to mistake misconceive, misdeem, misjudge; mishearAntonyms of mistake appreciate, apprehend, catch, comprehend, conceive, fathom, get, grasp, grok, know, make out, penetrate, perceive, savvy, see, seize, take in, understand

  2. 2 to make an incorrect judgment regarding you seriously mistake me if you think I scare so easily Synonyms of mistake misconceive, misdeem, misestimate, misgauge, misjudge, mismeasure, miscalculateWords Related to mistake misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misunderstand; overestimate, overrate, overvalue; misesteem, underestimate, underrate, undervalue; miscount, misreckon

  3. 3 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related she mistook physical attraction for love Synonyms of mistake conflate, confound, confuse, mix (up)Words Related to mistake lump (together); misapply, miscall, misidentify, misnameAntonyms of mistake difference, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, separate



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