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misadventure

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

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

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Examples of MISADVENTURE

  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

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MISADVENTURE Defined for Kids

misadventure

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

Definition of MISADVENTURE for Kids

:  an unfortunate or unpleasant event

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