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Meaning of MISCHANCE

Pronunciation:  mis'chans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an instance of misfortune
  2. [n]  an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate; "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

MISCHANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mis*chance"\, n. [OE. meschance, OF. mescheance.]
    Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap. --Chaucer.
          Never come mischance between us twain.   --Shak.
    Syn: Calamity; misfortune; misadventure; mishap; infelicity;
         disaster. See {Calamity}.
  2. \Mis*chance"\, v. i.
    To happen by mischance. --Spenser.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accident, adversity, blow, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collision, contretemps, crack-up, crash, disaster, grief, ill hap, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, pileup, shipwreck, shock, smash, smashup, staggering blow, tragedy, wreck