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Meaning of MISADVENTURE

Pronunciation:  `misud'venchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an instance of misfortune
 

MISADVENTURE is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mischance, mishap
 
 See Also: accident, bad luck, collapse, crash, derailment, ground loop, misfortune, near miss, puncture, slip, trip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis`ad*ven"ture\ (?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F.
m['e]saventure.]
Mischance; misfortune; ill lick; unlucky accident; ill
adventure. --Chaucer.

{Homicide by misadventure} (Law), homicide which occurs when
   a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of
   injury, unfortunately kills another; -- called also
   {excusable homicide}. See {Homicide}. --Blackstone.

Syn: Mischance; mishap; misfortune; disaster; calamity.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accident, blow, blunder, boner, bull, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collision, contretemps, crack-up, crash, disaster, error, faux pas, grief, howler, ill hap, lapse, mischance, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, pileup, shipwreck, shock, slip, smash, smashup, staggering blow, tragedy, wreck
 

 

 

 

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