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Another word for error

  1. An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true

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  3. An erroneous or false idea

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Synonym Study

  • Boner and booboo , slang terms, are applied to a silly or ridiculous blunder
  • A faux pas is a social blunder or error in etiquette that causes embarrassment
  • A slip is a mistake, usually slight, made inadvertently in speaking or writing
  • Blunder carries a suggestion of more severe criticism and implies such causes as stupidity, clumsiness, or inefficiency a tactical blunder cost them the war
  • Mistake suggests an error resulting from carelessness, inattention, misunderstanding, etc. and does not in itself carry a strong implication of criticism a mistake in reading a blueprint
  • Error implies deviation from truth, accuracy, correctness or right and is the broadest term in this comparison an error in judgment, in computation, etc.