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mishap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mishap

  1. 1 a chance and usually sudden event bringing loss or injury the usual mishaps of a family vacation Synonyms of mishap casualty, mischance, accidentWords Related to mishap calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, cropper, deathblow, disaster, tragedy; bummer, knock, misadventure, misfortune; collision, crack-up, crash, smashup, wreckNear Antonyms of mishap boon, break, fluke, godsend, miracle, strike, windfall; fortune, luck, serendipity

  2. 2 bad luck or an example of this mishap followed wherever he went Synonyms of mishap adversity, ill, knock, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, tragedyWords Related to mishap 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 mishap break, chance, fluke, godsend, hit, opportunity, strike, stroke, windfall; accomplishment, achievement, successAntonyms of mishap fortune, luck, serendipity

Synonym Discussion of mishap

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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