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  Words related to mistake

Related / Similar Words: error, fault, misunderstanding, misapprehension, err, slip, misidentify

 

Definition:
  • a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults";
  • an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn''t going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don''t have a sister";
  • part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors";
  • to make a mistake or be incorrect;
  • identify incorrectly; "Don''t mistake her for her twin sister";

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    See Also: stumble, slip up, trip up

     

    Hyponyms: blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain, confusion, mix-up, incursion, miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation, distortion, slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, oversight, lapse, omission, skip, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up, stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility, revoke, renege, corrigendum, misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error, literal, misremember, stumble, slip up, trip up, misjudge, fall for, confuse, confound

     

    Derivational Morphology: blame, fault, err, slip, misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, error, misunderstanding, misapprehension, errancy, erroneousness, misinterpretation, mistaking

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 错误 and 誤會   Danish: misforstå  
    Dutch: fout and misverstaan   Esperanto: eraro and malinterpreti  
    Finnish: virhe and ymmärtää   French: faute and se tromper  
    German: Fehler and missverstehen   Hindi: ग़लत and ग़लत समझना  
    Hungarian: félreért and hiba   Indonesian: salah  
    Interlingua: error   Italian: errore and fraintendere  
    Japanese: 間違い and 勘違い   Korean: 오해하다 and 잘못  
    Malay: salah   Norwegian: feil and misforstå  
    Polish: pomylić and pomyłka   Portuguese: confundir-se and erro  
    Russian: неправильно and ошибка   Slovene: napaka  
    Spanish: entender mal and error   Swedish: fel and missförstå  
    Telugu: పొరపాటు   Turkish: hata and yanlış anlamak  
     
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