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An unfortunate incident; a mishap.‘an expensive misadventure in financial services’
accident, problem, difficulty, misfortune, mishap, mischanceView synonyms
- ‘The show had them rolling in the aisles with a story about a magic genie, a spaceship, a beheading, an impaling and various other gory misadventures.’
- ‘Jumping back and forth in time, the play follows the couple's romance and Charlie's misadventures in the First World War.’
- ‘I'm going to make my fortune by selling out and making a reality TV show called Downhill From Thirty about my health misadventures.’
- ‘The tragedy acted as a catalyst for a whole series of misadventures which culminated in him running up huge debts and going on the run.’
- ‘The tale of our misadventures is, like that of the Giant Rat of Sumatra, one for which the world is not yet ready.’
- ‘They also handle everyday mishaps and misadventures, such as broken teeth, sprained backs and stomach viruses.’
- ‘Tender and gallant, you've rescued these hapless insects from all sorts of scrapes and misadventures.’
- ‘One went on to serve as a prosecutor, putting criminals in jail, the other went on misadventures into business and failed.’
- ‘Remember me fondly, and pray refrain from telling the children too many stories about my childhood misadventures.’
- ‘After numerous dunkings, mishaps and misadventures, he made it to the starting line.’
- ‘Jack also makes several pit stops along memory lane, as he reflects on the breakup of his marriage and the predictable romantic misadventures that led to it.’
- ‘We don't believe anybody but Roberto could bring magic and fun to Pinocchio's misadventures in this classic tale.’
- ‘Ironically, despite their misadventures, the franchisees look as if they will survive in one form or another without the crutch of public funding.’
- ‘The play then chronicles the subsequent misadventures of Charles, who now has to juggle two wives - one on either side of the mortal coil.’
- ‘I've pleaded with Pete for a number of years for his permission to relate some of his misadventures and bad luck tales.’
- ‘Of course, there are bound to be some misadventures.’
- ‘At the end of this marvellously observed biography, it's the drunken rants, financial embarrassments and the sexual misadventures I remember.’
- ‘She ran off stage and got fixed up, but her misadventures in incidental exhibitionism were far from over.’
- ‘Is it possible that she really intends to defend the ridiculously tragic misadventures of our embarrassing Commander in Chief?’
- ‘But, as the quote above suggests, it remains highly relevant to our own misadventures in the region.’
Middle English (in misadventure (sense 2 of the noun)): from Old French mesaventure, from mesavenir ‘turn out badly’.
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