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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