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pitfall

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pitfall

  1. 1 a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized buying a house can be full of pitfalls for the unwary Synonyms booby trap, catch, catch-22, gimmick, gotcha, hitch, joker, land mine, snag Related Words snare, trap, trip wire, web; hazard, peril, risk; bomb, bombshell, kicker, surprise (also surprize); bait, decoy, lure

  2. 2 something that may cause injury or harm one of the pitfalls of ignorance is that people will also assume you're stupid Synonyms hazard, imminence, menace, peril, danger, risk, threat, troubleRelated Words snare, trap; booby trapNear Antonyms guard, protection, safeguard, shield, ward; asylum, harbor, haven, refuge, retreat, shelter



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