1. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
- confusion caused his unfortunate misstep
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?