Synonyms of mistake


1. mistake, error, fault, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

usage: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

2. mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension, misconception

usage: an understanding of something that is not correct; "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"

3. error, mistake, misstatement

usage: part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"


1. mistake, misidentify, identify

usage: identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

2. err, mistake, slip

usage: to make a mistake or be incorrect

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