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Noun: misstep  ,mis'step
  1. An unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep";
    - trip, trip-up, stumble

Derived forms: missteps

Type of: bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub [N. Amer], foul-up, pratfall