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misventure

[mis-ven-cher]
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noun
  1. an unfortunate undertaking; misadventure.

Origin of misventure

First recorded in 1555–65; mis-1 + venture
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Examples from the Web for misventure

Historical Examples

  • Like all good knights of misventure, I fainted and fell down upon the floor.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland

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