Definition of Misadventure

1. Noun. An instance of misfortune.

Exact synonyms: Mischance, Mishap
Specialized synonyms: Accident, Near Miss, Derailment, Ground Loop, Puncture, Slip, Trip, Crash
Generic synonyms: Bad Luck, Misfortune



Definition of Misadventure

1. n. Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure.

Definition of Misadventure

1. Noun. An accidental mishap or misfortune. ¹

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Definition of Misadventure

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misadventure

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misaddressing
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misadjustment
misadjustments
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misadventure (current term)
misadventured
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misadvertence
misadvice
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misaffect

Literary usage of Misadventure

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1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"In case the jurors returned a verdict of 'misadventure ' or ... So far as we can see, the homicide who obtained a pardon on the score of misadventure or ..."

2. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"Authors of the first authority disagree about the application of this word. By some it is applied to homicide by misadventure, by others to manslaughter. ..."

3. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Horace Smith, Alfred Percival Perceval Keep (1896)
"I. Of Excusable Homicide by misadventure. Homicide by misadventure is where one doing a lawful act, without any intention of bodily harm, and using proper ..."

4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1881)
"On the NUMBER of DEATHS from ACCIDENT, NEGLIGENCE, VIOLENCE, and misadventure in the UNITED KINGDOM and tome other COUNTRIES. By CORNELIUS WALFORD, FIA, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Homicide in the United States: To which is Appended by Francis Wharton (1875)
"misadventure. A person who unintentionally and non-neg- ligently, when doing a lawful act, kills another, is to be acquitted, § 470. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall (1900)
"Homicide by misadventure. ... or by misadventure or accident, is where a person unfortunately kills another in the doing of a lawful act, without any intent ..."

7. A Treatise on Criminal Law and Procedure by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1919)
"This class of homicide is of two kinds: (1) Homicide by misadventure, (2) homicide ... —Homicide by misadventure is the killing of a human being by a person ..."

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