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mistake

See definition of mistake on Dictionary.com
  • nounerror, misunderstanding
  • verbmix up, misunderstand

synonyms for mistake

  • aberration
  • blunder
  • confusion
  • fault
  • gaffe
  • inaccuracy
  • lapse
  • miscalculation
  • misconception
  • misstep
  • omission
  • oversight
  • snafu
  • blooper
  • boo-boo
  • bungle
  • delusion
  • erratum
  • flub
  • fluff
  • illusion
  • inadvertence
  • misapplication
  • misapprehension
  • misinterpretation
  • misprint
  • misstatement
  • muddle
  • neglect
  • overestimation
  • slight
  • slip
  • solecism
  • trip
  • underestimation
  • false move
  • false step
  • faux pas
  • misjudgment
  • slip of tongue
  • slipup
  • typographical error
See also synonyms for: mistaken / mistakes / mistook
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antonyms for mistake

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  • accuracy
  • correction
  • correctness
  • perfection
  • remembrance
  • soundness
  • success
  • certainty
  • fact
  • reality
  • respect
  • truth
  • calculation
  • proof
  • understanding
  • perceive
  • comprehend
  • be sure
  • clear up
  • fix
  • succeed
  • do well
  • correct
  • understand
  • interpret
  • achieve
  • accomplish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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How to use mistake in a sentence

You’ve got to have the ability to block out past mistakes, or even the future.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL’S KINGDOMS HAVE GONE HAYWIRE — IN CASE YOU JUST STARTED PAYING ATTENTIONCHUCK CULPEPPERFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
What’s more, not every speaker may be fluent, meaning that a child hearing more languages might also hear mistakes.
LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE EARLY MIGHT HAVE RIPPLE EFFECTS THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFERAHUL RAOFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
She tried following the instructions but made so many mistakes that “it made my whole screen just look red,” she said.
SAMAIRA MEHTA SHOWS OTHER KIDS THE FUN OF CODING BY INVENTING BOARD GAMESGINA RICHFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
UNC-Miami postponed after two Tar Heels are shown celebrating Duke win without masks“Every little mistake we made, they just took advantage of it,” Wiggins said, referencing Ohio State’s 21 points off turnovers.
MARYLAND MISSES A CHANCE TO BOOST ITS NCAA TOURNAMENT HOPES WITH A LOSS TO NO. 4 OHIO STATEEMILY GIAMBALVOFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On Sunday, she updated her accounts to show that she had started the process of trying to remove what is presumably one of the worst mistakes of her life.
SHE USED GORILLA GLUE AS HAIRSPRAY. AFTER 15 WASHES AND A TRIP TO THE ER, IT STILL WON’T BUDGE.LATESHIA BEACHUMFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
More important for parents, Plummer’s character also was a model for those of us who make countless mistakes but keep our kids as a priority and aim to keep figuring things out.
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER’S CAPTAIN VON TRAPP IS THE FATHER I WANT TO BEBILL MCQUILLENFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Maybe your wife isn’t, either, but your job is to fix your mistakes, and you don’t even think you made any.
CAROLYN HAX: HE DROPPED THE BOMB, AND NOW HE’S SURPRISED ABOUT THE FALLOUTCAROLYN HAXFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was a mistake — yet another glitch in the stimulus-relief distribution efforts.
IRS MISTAKENLY TELLS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYERS THEY WON’T GET THEIR STIMULUS PAYMENTSMICHELLE SINGLETARYFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Just made a mistake here or two throughout the course of the game and ended up costing us.
IN THE HOME OF ‘THE KING,’ THE CAPITALS GET SERVED WITH A SECOND STRAIGHT LOSSSAMANTHA PELLFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Schumer in interviews has said Democrats won’t make the same mistake as they did in 2009 and 2010.
WHY DEMOCRATS SEEM READY TO GO IT ALONEPHILIP ELLIOTTFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO MISTAKE

  • blooper
  • boner
  • bungle
  • error
  • faux pas
  • fumble
  • goof
  • mistake
  • muff
  • stumble
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.