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misadventure

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noun mis·ad·ven·ture \ˌmi-səd-ˈven-chər\

Simple Definition of misadventure

  • : an unlucky event or occurrence : a bad experience or accident that is usually minor

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misadventure

Examples of misadventure in a sentence

  1. His vacation turned into a series of misadventures.

  2. <a string of financial misadventures eventually left him broke>



Origin of misadventure

Middle English mesaventure, from Anglo-French, from mesavenir to turn out badly, from mes- mis- + avenir to happen, from Latin advenire — more at adventure


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with misadventure



MISADVENTURE Defined for Kids

misadventure

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noun mis·ad·ven·ture \ˌmi-səd-ˈven-chər\

Definition of misadventure for Students

  1. :  an unfortunate or unpleasant event




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misadventure

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noun mis·ad·ven·ture \ˌmi-səd-ˈven-chər\

Legal Definition of misadventure

  1. :  an accident that causes serious injury or death to a person and that does not involve negligence, wrongful purpose, or unlawful conduct





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