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misadventure

[ mis-uhd-ven-cher ]
/ ˌmɪs ədˈvɛn tʃər /
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noun

an instance of bad fortune; mishap.

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Origin of misadventure

1250–1300; mis-1 + adventure; replacing Middle English mesaventure<Old French

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British Dictionary definitions for misadventure

misadventure
/ (ˌmɪsədˈvɛntʃə) /

noun

an unlucky event; misfortune
law accidental death not due to crime or negligence
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