(noun, verb)


1. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

- confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

Similar word(s): stumble, trip

Definition categories: act, bloomer, blooper, blunder, botch, bungle, flub, pratfall

Sentences with misstep as a noun:

- On a high ledge, a misstep could be fatal.

- His comment was a misstep that could cost him.


1. (intransitive) to step badly or incorrectly

- My dance partner misstepped and landed on my toe.

2. (intransitive) to make an error or mistake

- I don't want to misstep; is this the right way?