misstep etymology

English word misstep comes from English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.), English step

Detailed word origin of misstep

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
step English (eng) (intransitive) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.. (intransitive) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.. (intransitive) To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance.. (intransitive, figuratively) To move mentally; to go in imagination.. (transitive) To set, [...]
misstep English (eng) (intransitive) To make an error or mistake.. (intransitive) To step badly or incorrectly. (figurative) An error or mistake.. A step that is wrong, a false step.

Words with the same origin as misstep

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse