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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 [informal], blooper [N. Amer, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], blunder, boner [N. Amer, informal], boob [Brit, informal], boo-boo [informal], botch, bungle, flub [N. Amer, informal], foul-up, goof [informal], pratfall [informal]