Definition of misstep in English:


Line breaks: mis|step
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈstɛp


  • 1A clumsy or badly judged step: for a mountain goat one misstep could be fatal
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    • First, the work was often dangerous and a misstep could quickly be fatal; walk through any old cemetery, you'll see that.
    • I envy her recklessness, the roughness of her unpracticed pirouettes, the occasional clumsy misstep that inspires no apologies.
    • We chose our steps wisely, not wanting to misstep when a slip could prove fatal.
  • 1.1North American A mistake or blunder: his campaign has been a farrago of missteps and mixed messages
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    • The panel called the question of bias one of the most ‘subjective and difficult’ they undertook as they examined the steps and missteps of reporting.
    • That's why he recommends anticipating where things can go wrong and taking steps to prevent missteps.
    • Competition keeps a paper on its toes - but it can also lead to clumsy missteps.

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