pitfall definition

  • noun:
    • An unapparent source of trouble or danger; a hidden hazard: "potential pitfalls stemming from their optimistic inflation assumptions” ( New York Times).
    • A concealed hole when you look at the floor that serves as a trap.
    • a potential issue, hazard, or risk this is certainly effortlessly experienced not straight away obvious.
    • An anti-pattern.
    • A pit deceitfully covered to entrap wild beasts or guys; a trap of any sort.
    • A pit into which an animal may fall unawares, the opening being therefore covered as to escape observance.
    • thus Figuratively, any concealed risk or source of disaster.
    • a trap in the form of a concealed hole
    • an unforeseen or unforeseen or astonishing difficulty
  • others:
    • To lead into a pitfall; insnare.

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