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misstep

[mis-step] /mɪsˈstɛp/
noun
1.
a wrong step.
2.
an error or slip in conduct; faux pas.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English missteppen. See mis-1, step
Synonyms
2. fault, transgression, lapse, indiscretion.
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British Dictionary definitions for mis-steps

misstep

/ˌmɪsˈstɛp/
noun
1.
a false step
2.
an error
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Word Origin and History for mis-steps

misstep

v.

also mis-step, c.1300; see mis- (1) + step (v.). The noun in the figurative sense of "faux pas" is first recorded c.1800; literal sense is from 1837.

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