Another word for error
A specific miscalculation
mistake, blunder, slip, fault, faux pas, gaffe, oversight, inaccuracy, goof, misjudgment, miscalculation, deviation, wrong, lapse, miss, failure, mismanagement, misdoing, omission, slight, misprint, typographical error, typo*, slip of the tongue, misusage, solecism, malapropism, mispronunciation, misstep, misunderstanding, misbelief, absurdity, misreport, untruth, trip, stumble, bungle, botch, flaw, erratum, corrigendum, howler*, glitch*, boner*, boo-boo*, blooper*, slip-up*, muff*, bad job*, flub*, clinker*, bobble*, miscue*, fluff*, screw-up*, foul-up*, snafu*.
A moral offense
error implies deviation from truth, accuracy, correctness or right and is the broadest term in this comparison an error in judgment, in computation, etc.; 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; blunder carries a suggestion of more severe criticism and implies such causes as stupidity, clumsiness, or inefficiency a tactical blunder cost them the war; a slip is a mistake, usually slight, made inadvertently in speaking or writing; a faux pas is a social blunder or error in etiquette that causes embarrassment; boner and booboo, slang terms, are applied to a silly or ridiculous blunder