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mischance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mischance

  1. 1 a chance and usually sudden event bringing loss or injury the smallest mischance could spell disaster for our plan Synonyms of mischance casualty, accident, mishapWords Related to mischance calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, cropper, deathblow, disaster, tragedy; bummer, knock, misadventure, misfortune; collision, crack-up, crash, smashup, wreckNear Antonyms of mischance boon, break, fluke, godsend, miracle, strike, windfall; fortune, luck, serendipity

  2. 2 bad luck or an example of this by mischance she took a wrong turn and became hopelessly lost in the city Synonyms of mischance adversity, ill, knock, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, tragedyWords Related to mischance calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster; affliction, hardship, trial, tribulation, woe; distress, misery, suffering, unhappiness; defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccess; curse, evil, sorrow, trouble; accident, casualty; blow, body blow, disappointment, letdown, setback; circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, lot, portionNear Antonyms of mischance break, chance, fluke, godsend, hit, opportunity, strike, stroke, windfall; accomplishment, achievement, successAntonyms of mischance fortune, luck, serendipity

Synonym Discussion of mischance

misfortune, mischance, adversity, mishap mean adverse fortune or an instance of this. misfortune may apply to either the incident or conjunction of events that is the cause of an unhappy change of fortune or to the ensuing state of distress.
    • never lost hope even in the depths of misfortune
mischance applies especially to a situation involving no more than slight inconvenience or minor annoyance.
    • took the wrong road by mischance
adversity applies to a state of grave or persistent misfortune.
    • had never experienced great adversity
mishap applies to an often trivial instance of bad luck.
    • the usual mishaps of a family vacation


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