mischance


mis·chance

noun \ˌmis-ˈchan(t)s\

: bad luck

: something caused by bad luck

Full Definition of MISCHANCE

1
:  bad luck
2
:  a piece of bad luck :  mishap

Examples of MISCHANCE

  1. two enemies brought together by mischance
  2. <the smallest mischance could spell disaster for our plan>

Origin of MISCHANCE

Middle English mischaunce, from Anglo-French meschance, from mes- mis- + chance chance
First Known Use: 14th century

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