Definition of misadventure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmisədˈven(t)SHər/


An unfortunate incident; a mishap: an expensive misadventure in financial services
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  • They also handle everyday mishaps and misadventures, such as broken teeth, sprained backs and stomach viruses.
  • After numerous dunkings, mishaps and misadventures, he made it to the starting line.
  • We don't believe anybody but Roberto could bring magic and fun to Pinocchio's misadventures in this classic tale.
setback, reversal (of fortune), stroke of bad luck, blow, contretemps;


Middle English: from Old French mesaventure, from mesavenir 'turn out badly'.

Words that rhyme with misadventure

denture, peradventure

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Syllabification: mis·ad·ven·ture

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