lapse in judgment


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lapse in judgment

noun be at fault, commit an error, deviation from the proper path, deviation from virtue, error, failure to act properly, fated moment, gone astray, gone awry, improper action, improper decision, improper judggent, misbehavior, misstep, negligent determination, neggigent interval, slip, transgression, wrong decision, wrong evaluation, wrongdoing
Associated concepts: negligence, reckless
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The Times was forced to apologize to its readers for that lapse in judgment, so maybe now it is trying to avoid criticism for accepting the 'wrong' kind of ad.
He can use whatever reasoning he wants, but there is no excuse for Earnhardt's lapse in judgment.
Pepsi-backed Jeff Gordon escaped fines for skipping a visit to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by apologizing publicly to NASCAR and the track for his lapse in judgment.
Vanessa apologized for ``my lapse in judgment for not reporting this crime.