To make or form amiss; to spoil in making. "Limping possibilities of mismade human nature."

1. An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct. "Infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake." (Tillotson)

2. Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it. No mistake, surely; without fail; as, it will happen at the appointed time, and no mistake.

Synonyms: Blunder, error, bull. See Blunder.

(01 Mar 1998)

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