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slip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slip

  1. a long narrow piece of material baskets woven from slips of wicker Synonyms of 1slip list, ribbon, slipWords Related to 1slip slat; band, bandage, belt, binding, girth, strap, swatch, swath (or swathe), tape

Synonym Discussion of slip

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

slip

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slip

  1. 1 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy a careless slip of the tongue Synonyms of 2slip blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripWords Related to 2slip bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of 2slip accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  2. 2 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily had a nasty slip on the ice Synonyms of 2slip slip, spill, stumble, tumbleWords Related to 2slip header, pratfall; misstep, trip; descent, dive, plunge, skid, slide; free-fall

  3. 3 the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement gave her pursuers the slip Synonyms of 2slip break, breakout, bunk [British], flight, getaway, lam, rout, slipWords Related to 2slip jailbreak; deliverance, liberation, redemption, release, rescue, salvation; close call, close shave, near missNear Antonyms of 2slip captivity, confinement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment; custody, detention, hold, holding, retention; endangerment, hazard, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, risk, trouble

  4. 4 a wrong judgment that's not the sort of slip that a prudent person would have made Synonyms of 2slip misapprehension, miscalculation, misjudging, misjudgment, misstep, slip, slipupWords Related to 2slip 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

Synonym Discussion of slip

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

slip

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slip

  1. 1 to decline gradually from a standard level the store's quality of service began to slip after the new owners took over Synonyms of slip sag Words Related to slip drop, fall, slump; flag, sink, slacken, slow (down), weaken; abate, contract, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, recede, relent, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, wane Near Antonyms of slip rocket, shoot (up), soar; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; crest, peak, surge

  2. 2 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily be careful not to slip on the spilled oil Synonyms of slip fall, stumble, topple, trip, tumbleWords Related to slip collapse, crumple, drop, flump, keel, plop, plunk (or plonk), slump (over); crash, free-fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, precipitate, wipe out; skid, slideAntonyms of slip get up, rise, stand (up), uprise

  3. 3 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way casually slipped it into the conversation Synonyms of slip infiltrate, insinuate, sneak, wind, work in, worm, wriggleWords Related to slip creep, edge, wiggle; insert, interpolate, interpose, introduce

  4. 4 to move about in a sly or secret manner slipped behind the cover of the trees Synonyms of slip lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, slink, sneak, snake, stealWords Related to slip crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

  5. 5 to move or proceed smoothly and readily jumped into the car and slipped behind the wheel Synonyms of slip bowl, breeze, brush, coast, cruise, drift, glide, roll, sail, skim, slide, flow, stream, sweep, whiskWords Related to slip fly, race, rush, speedNear Antonyms of slip limp, lumber, plod, stumble, trudge; shamble, shuffle; stamp, stomp, stump, tramp; labor, toilAntonyms of slip flounder, struggle

  6. 6 to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside periodically crabs slip their shells and grow new ones Synonyms of slip exfoliate, molt, shed, slough (also sluff)Words Related to slip flake, peel, scale; chuck, discard, ditch, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, scrap, shuck (off), throw away, throw out, unload



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