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(Colloquial, dated) A compositor; a typographer.
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  1. (Colloquial, dated) A compositor; a typographer.
  2. A spelling or typographical error.
A step that is wrong, a false step.
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  1. A step that is wrong, a false step.
  2. (Figuratively) An error or mistake.
  3. An instance of wrong or improper conduct; a blunder.
A fault in understanding, perception, interpretation, etc.
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  1. A fault in understanding, perception, interpretation, etc.
  2. An idea, answer, act, etc. that is wrong; error
  3. (Baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
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  1. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
  2. A foolish or stupid mistake
A deviation or turning aside, esp. from a practice, course of conduct, etc. considered right
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  1. A deviation or turning aside, esp. from a practice, course of conduct, etc. considered right
  2. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
  3. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
Responsibility for a mistake or an offense; culpability.
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  1. Responsibility for a mistake or an offense; culpability.
  2. Something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing
  3. A mistake; an error:
A social blunder.
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  1. A social blunder.
  2. A social blunder; error in etiquette; tactless act or remark
  3. An embarrassing or tactless blunder (especially used in social situations and contexts); a misstep.
A clumsy social error; a faux pas:
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  1. A clumsy social error; a faux pas:
  2. A blatant mistake or misjudgment.
  3. A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.
Superintendence or supervision, often, specif., as part of governmental regulation
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  1. Superintendence or supervision, often, specif., as part of governmental regulation
  2. An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten.
  3. An unintentional, careless mistake or omission
The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
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  1. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
  2. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.
  3. An error or mistake
A stupid, silly, or credulous person
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  1. A stupid, silly, or credulous person
  2. A careless mistake; a slip.
An act of misjudging, a mistake in judgment.
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An incorrect or mistaken calculation
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The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
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  1. The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
  2. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
  3. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
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  1. That which is unjust, immoral, or improper:
  2. An unjust, injurious, or immoral act:
  3. The condition of being in error or at fault:
The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
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  1. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  2. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
  3. A break in continuity; a pause:
(Card games) In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.
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  1. (Card games) In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.
  2. A failure to hit, meet, obtain, see, etc.
  3. Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman:
One that fails:
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  1. One that fails:
  2. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
  3. The act or fact of failing to pass a course, test, or assignment.
An act of misdoing; a misdeed.
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  1. An act of misdoing; a misdeed.
An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
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  1. An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
  2. The act of leaving something out or not done. An omission may be deliberate or unintentional.
  3. The act of neglecting to do something required by law; especially one’s duty.
A deliberate discourtesy; a snub:
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  1. A deliberate discourtesy; a snub:
  2. A slighting or being slighted by pointedly indifferent, disrespectful, or supercilious treatment
  3. The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
An error in printing
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A mistake made during the process of typing, especially one caused by a slip of the fingers; often shortened to typo.
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  1. A mistake made during the process of typing, especially one caused by a slip of the fingers; often shortened to typo.
Abusive treatment.
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  1. Abusive treatment.
  2. Bad or harsh treatment
  3. Improper application, as of words.
A faux pas or breach of etiquette; a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
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  1. A faux pas or breach of etiquette; a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
  2. An impropriety, mistake, or incongruity.
  3. A violation of the conventional usage, grammar, etc. of a language; ungrammatical use of words (Ex.: “We done it” for “We did it”)
An example of such misuse.
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  1. An example of such misuse.
  2. Ludicrous misuse of words, esp. through confusion caused by resemblance in sound
  3. (Uncountable) The blundering use of an absurdly inappropriate word or expression in place of a similar sounding one.
(Uncountable) The act of mispronouncing.
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  1. (Uncountable) The act of mispronouncing.
  2. (Countable) A mispronounced word or phrase.
A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
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  1. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
  2. A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.
  3. A failure to understand; mistake of meaning or intention
An erroneous belief
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  1. An erroneous belief
  2. A heretical or unorthodox religious belief.
  3. A wrong or faulty belief.
The quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
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  1. The quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
  2. An absurd idea or thing
An incorrect or false report
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  1. An incorrect or false report
  2. An inaccurate or wrong report.
The condition of being false; lack of truth.
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  1. The condition of being false; lack of truth.
  2. Something untrue; a lie.
  3. An untrue statement; falsehood; lie
An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience:
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  1. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience:
  2. A going from one place to another; a journey.
  3. A certain way of life or situation:
  1. An error or blunder.
  2. A mistake or blunder.
  3. A fall, trip or substantial misstep.
A bungling, or clumsy, act
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  1. A bungling, or clumsy, act
  2. A clumsy or inept performance; a botch:
  3. A bungled piece of work
(Brit., Dial.) A boil, sore, or ulcer
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  1. (Brit., Dial.) A boil, sore, or ulcer
  2. A badly patched place or part
  3. A ruined or defective piece of work:
A sudden, brief gust of wind, often with rain or snow; squall
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  1. A sudden, brief gust of wind, often with rain or snow; squall
  2. A break, scratch, crack, etc. that spoils something; blemish
  3. A defect; fault; error
An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
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  1. An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
  2. An error, especially one in a printed work.
A list of errors in a book along with their corrections.
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  1. A list of errors in a book along with their corrections.
  2. A list of such errors with their corrections, inserted in the published work
  3. An error to be corrected, esp. one in a printed work
(Slang) A laughably stupid blunder.
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  1. (Slang) A laughably stupid blunder.
  2. A person or thing that howls
  3. One that howls:
A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
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  1. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
  2. (Slang) A mishap, error, malfunctioning, etc.
  3. A sudden, brief change in the period of a pulsar, believed to be caused by sudden changes in the structure of the rotating star
(Slang) An erection of the penis
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  1. (Slang) An erection of the penis
  2. A blunder or an error.
  3. (Slang) A stupid or silly blunder
(Colloquial, childish, by or to young children) A minor injury, such as a cut or a bruise.
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  1. (Colloquial, childish, by or to young children) A minor injury, such as a cut or a bruise.
  2. (Colloquial, often childish) A mistake or error.
  3. (Slang) A stupid or foolish mistake; blunder
(Informal) A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
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  1. (Informal) A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
  2. (Informal) A film or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing mistake and/or accident during the course of regular filming.
  3. A foolish or stupid mistake; blunder
An error or oversight
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  1. An error or oversight
  2. An unlucky happening; mishap
  3. (Idiomatic) A mistake or error; a minor misstep.
A small cylindrical fur or cloth cover, open at both ends, in which the hands are placed for warmth.
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  1. A small cylindrical fur or cloth cover, open at both ends, in which the hands are placed for warmth.
  2. A cylindrical covering of fur or other soft material into which the hands are placed from either end to keep them warm
  3. (--- Sports) A failure to hold the ball when attempting to catch it
The act or an instance of botching or bungling:
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  1. The act or an instance of botching or bungling:
  2. A mistake or blunder
  3. An error; a mistake in the performance of an action.
A mistake; a blunder.
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  1. A mistake; a blunder.
  2. (Slang) A mistake or error; often, specif., a misplayed musical note
  3. Something of inferior quality; a conspicuous failure:
A bobbing, up-and-down movement
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  1. A bobbing, up-and-down movement
  2. (--- Sports) An awkward juggling of the ball in trying to catch or hold on to it
  3. (Informal) An awkward mistake; error
(Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
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  1. (Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
  2. A miss of the object one intended to hit.
  3. A mistake; error
Light or superficial entertainment:
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  1. Light or superficial entertainment:
  2. Any light or trivial matter or talk
  3. Something of little substance or consequence, especially:
A person who screws up
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  1. A person who screws up
  2. A serious mistake; blunder; mess
(Informal) A mix-up; botch; mess
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  1. (Informal) A mix-up; botch; mess
  2. A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
  3. A disastrous mistake.
A chaotic or confused situation.
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  1. A chaotic or confused situation.
  2. A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
Dishonesty
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  1. Dishonesty
  2. The quality or condition of being false.
  3. Something false; esp., a lie
That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
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  1. That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
  2. (Psychiatry) A false, persistent belief maintained in spite of evidence to the contrary
  3. A false belief or perception strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness, as in schizophrenia.
A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
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  1. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
  2. A failure to understand; mistake of meaning or intention
  3. A quarrel or disagreement
The state of being in error; the quality of being erroneous.
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  1. The state of being in error; the quality of being erroneous.
A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
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  1. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
  2. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time.
  3. The act or an instance of transgressing; breach of a law, duty, etc.
(Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
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  1. (Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
  2. Any act or behavior that is wrong; the doing of wrong; transgression
  3. (Countable) An instance of doing wrong.
One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter.
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  1. One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter.
  2. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
  3. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
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  1. An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
  2. An error, especially one in a printed work.
The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
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  1. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
  2. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.
  3. An error or mistake
The characteristic of being incorrect.
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  1. The characteristic of being incorrect.
The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
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  1. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  2. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
  3. A break in continuity; a pause:
(Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
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  1. (Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
  2. A miss of the object one intended to hit.
  3. A mistake.
A step that is wrong, a false step.
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  1. A step that is wrong, a false step.
  2. (Figuratively) An error or mistake.
  3. A mistake in conduct; faux pas
An idea, answer, act, etc. that is wrong; error
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  1. An idea, answer, act, etc. that is wrong; error
  2. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds.
  3. (Baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
(Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
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  1. (Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
  2. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
  3. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
Alternative spelling of slip-up.
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  1. Alternative spelling of slip-up.
  2. An error or oversight
  3. (Idiomatic) A mistake or error; a minor misstep.
A certain way of life or situation:
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  1. A certain way of life or situation:
  2. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience:
  3. A mistake; blunder
The state of being in error; the quality of being erroneous.
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  1. The state of being in error; the quality of being erroneous.
A statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference.
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  1. A statement or an argument based on a false or invalid inference.
  2. Incorrectness of reasoning or belief; erroneousness.
  3. An error in reasoning; flaw or defect in argument
(Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
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  1. (Countable) A false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie
  2. A false statement; lie
  3. Lack of accuracy or truth; falsity; deception
The characteristic of being false.
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  1. The characteristic of being false.
The quality or condition of being false.
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  1. The quality or condition of being false.
  2. Disloyalty
  3. Something false; esp., a lie
Something untrue; a lie.
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  1. Something untrue; a lie.
  2. An untrue statement; falsehood; lie
  3. The condition of being false; lack of truth.

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.
Find another word for error. In this page you can discover 86 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for error, like: typo, misstep, mistake, blunder, slip, fault, faux-pas, gaffe, oversight, inaccuracy and goof.