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false step

false step
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawls step]
    • /fɔls stɛp/
    • /fɔːls step/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls step]
    • /fɔls stɛp/

Definitions of false step words

  • noun false step a stumble. 1
  • noun false step an unwise or blundering act. 1
  • noun false step foolish act 1
  • noun false step an unwise action 0
  • noun false step a stumble; slip 0
  • noun false step a misstep; stumble 0

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Parts of speech for False step

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adjective
verb
adverb
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preposition
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exclamation

false step popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

false step usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for false step

noun false step

  • blunder — A blunder is a stupid or careless mistake.
  • fall — to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support.
  • flop — to fall or plump down suddenly, especially with noise; drop or turn with a sudden bump or thud (sometimes followed by down): The puppy flopped down on the couch.
  • misstep — a wrong step.
  • slip — to move, flow, pass, or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide: Water slips off a smooth surface.

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