Synonyms for mistake

Synonyms for (noun) mistake

Synonyms: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults

Similar words: nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Definition: an act that does not achieve its intended goal

Synonyms: misapprehension, mistake, misunderstanding

Definition: an understanding of something that is not correct

Usage: he wasn't going to admit his mistake; make no mistake about his intentions; there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

Similar words: misconception

Definition: an incorrect conception

Synonyms: mistake, error

Definition: part of a statement that is not correct

Usage: the book was full of errors

Similar words: misstatement

Definition: a statement that contains a mistake

Synonyms for (verb) mistake

Synonyms: misidentify, mistake

Definition: identify incorrectly

Usage: Don't mistake her for her twin sister

Similar words: identify

Definition: consider to be equal or the same

Usage: He identified his brother as one of the fugitives

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