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misadventure (noun) bad luck or accident.

Misadventure is a happening resulting from bad luck or by accident. If while trying to climb up a hill, you slip and fall, you have a misadventure. Any risky activity might cause a misadventure. That is, any deed, involving risk might lead to accidents. Such accidents are misadventures. Unexpected bad happenings, often because of bad luck, are misadventures.

  • The members of the mountaineering expedition had a misadventure when one of them slipped and fell into a crevice. Fortunately for him, he had only a fractured ankle.
  • The police caught him in the act of burgling the bank, and a jail term followed this misadventure.
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