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1. pitfall

noun. ['ˈpɪtˌfɔl'] an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty.

Synonyms

  • booby trap

Antonyms

  • free
  • let go of

Etymology

  • fall (English)
  • fallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pit (English)
  • pit (Dutch)

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Words that Rhyme with Pitfall

  • downfall
  • footfall
  • freefall
  • landfall
  • nightfall
  • pratfall
  • rainfall
  • shortfall
  • waterfall
  • westfall
  • wigfall
  • windfall

Example sentences of the word pitfall


1. Noun, singular or mass
Meager finances are a major pitfall of marrying too early.

2. Adjective
Some use pitfall traps, catching bugs in a leaf container filled with digestive enzymes.

2. pitfall

noun. ['ˈpɪtˌfɔl'] a trap in the form of a concealed hole.

Synonyms

  • trap

Antonyms

  • easy
  • effortlessness

Etymology

  • fall (English)
  • fallen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pit (English)
  • pit (Dutch)
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