Synonyms of mistake in English:

mistake


See definition of mistake

noun

1‘I assumed it had been a mistake on the part of the overworked staff’

SYNONYMS

error, fault, inaccuracy, omission, slip, blunder, miscalculation, misunderstanding, flaw, oversight, misinterpretation, fallacy, gaffe, faux pas, solecism, misapprehension, misconception, misreading

informal slip-up, boo-boo, howler, boner, fail

British informal boob, clanger

North American informal goof

British informal, dated bloomer

rare misreckoning

2‘a couple of spelling mistakes’

SYNONYMS

misprint, printing error, printing mistake, typographical error, typographical mistake, typesetting error, typesetting mistake, keyboarding error, keyboarding mistake, keying error, keying mistake, typing error, typing mistake, corrigendum, erratum

British literal

informal typo


verb

1‘men were so apt to mistake their own feelings’

SYNONYMS

misunderstand, misinterpret, get wrong, put a wrong interpretation on, misconstrue, misapprehend, misread, miss, take amiss

2‘children often mistake vitamin pills for sweets’

SYNONYMS

confuse with, mix up with, take for, misinterpret as, confound with


Phrases

    make a mistake

      SYNONYMS

      go wrong, err, make an error, blunder, be wide of the mark, go astray, miscalculate

      informal

      slip up, make a boo-boo, make a howler

      British informal

      boob

    be mistaken

      ‘I'm afraid you are mistaken—I've never been here before’

      SYNONYMS

      be wrong, be in error, be at fault, be under a misapprehension, be misinformed, be misguided, be wide of the mark, be barking up the wrong tree, get the wrong end of the stick

      ANTONYMS

      be right