misadventure

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

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

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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



MISADVENTURE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of misadventure for English Language Learners

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


MISADVENTURE Defined for Kids

misadventure

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

Definition of misadventure for Students

:an unfortunate or unpleasant event

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

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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