Simple Definition of misadventure
: an unlucky event or occurrence : a bad experience or accident that is usually minor
Examples of misadventure in a sentence
His vacation turned into a series of misadventures.
<a string of financial misadventures eventually left him broke>
Origin and Etymology 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
MISADVENTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of misadventure for Students
: an unfortunate or unpleasant event
Legal Definition of misadventure
: 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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