Synonyms and Antonyms of oversight
1 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something oversight of the club's fund-raising activities Synonyms administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, conduct, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionRelated Words generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement
2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy claiming “three billion” instead of “three million” was just an oversight Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, error, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection
3 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control you'll have oversight of the troop until the scoutmaster returns Synonyms care, charge, guidance, headship, supervision, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillanceRelated Words monitoring, observance, observation, observing, policing; administration, control, direction, generalship, hand(s), management, running; leadership, piloting, shepherding, steering; government, reign, rule; aegis (also egis), auspices, guardianship, protection, trusteeship, tutelage
4 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action failing to lock the car can be an expensive oversight if it gets stolen Synonyms default, delinquency, dereliction, misprision, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, failureRelated Words carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertency, laxityNear Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)
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