synonyms
  • definitions

oversight

[ oh-ver-sahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF oversight
  • nounfailure, omission
  • nouncare, supervision

Synonyms for oversight

  • lapse
  • mistake
  • neglect
  • blank
  • blunder
  • carelessness
  • chasm
  • default
  • delinquency
  • dereliction
  • disregard
  • error
  • fault
  • inattention
  • laxity
  • miscue
  • overlook
  • preterition
  • pretermission
  • skip
  • slip
  • overlooking
  • slipup
MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for oversight

  • achievement
  • success
  • accuracy
  • advantage
  • attention
  • correction
  • perfection
  • care
  • ignorance
  • recollection
  • remembrance
MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERSIGHT

But those who judge thus are guilty of a most remarkable act of oversight.

By any thinking man the effect of this oversight will be instantly perceived.

"He calls an oversight forgery, sir," returned the latter huskily.

"Nor I either," said he, half chagrined, for his move was an oversight.

This word is in the original text printed twice by an oversight.

Morgan regretted his oversight in leaving the badge in place.

Neither was there oversight, save to keep the prisoners from escaping.

If I happened to forget, he wasn't backward in remindin' me61 of the oversight.

"If you didn't it must have been an oversight," says Mr. Robert.

No one could doubt that an oversight on the part of the guard had caused the catastrophe.

WORD ORIGIN

"supervision," early 14c., from over- + sight. Meaning "omission of notice, fact of passing over without seeing" attested from late 15c.; cf. oversee.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OVERSIGHT

administration

nounmanagement of an organization or effort

boo boo

nounsmall mistake
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
  • PREVIOUS
  • NEXT