mishap


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mis·hap

 (mĭs′hăp′, mĭs-hăp′)
n.
1. An unfortunate accident.
2. Archaic Bad luck.

mishap

(ˈmɪshæp)
n
1. an unfortunate accident
2. bad luck

mis•hap

(ˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæp)

n.
an unfortunate accident.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mishap - an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunatemishap - an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate; "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"
fortune, hazard, luck, chance - an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
2.mishap - an instance of misfortunemishap - an instance of misfortune    
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
near miss - an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
derailment - an accident in which a train runs off its track
ground loop - a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane while moving along the ground
misfortune, bad luck - unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
puncture - loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
trip, slip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
crash - (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

mishap

noun accident, disaster, misfortune, stroke of bad luck, adversity, calamity, misadventure, contretemps, mischance, infelicity, evil chance, evil fortune After a number of mishaps she finally managed to get back home.

mishap

noun
An unexpected and usually undesirable event:
Translations
حادِث مُؤْسِف، مُصيبَهحَادِثَةً
malá nehodanehoda
mindre uheld
vahinko
nezgoda
óhapp, slysni
不幸な出来事
불행한 사건
nelaimingas nutikimas
nelaimeneveiksme
missöde
อุบัติเหตุเล็กๆ
việc không may

mishap

[ˈmɪshæp] Ncontratiempo m
without mishapsin contratiempos
to have a mishaptener un accidente
we had a slight mishaptuvimos un pequeño contratiempo

mishap

[ˈmɪshæp] nmésaventure f
without mishap → sans encombre

mishap

nMissgeschick nt; without (further) mishapohne (weitere) Zwischenfälle; he’s had a slight mishapihm ist ein kleines Missgeschick or Malheur passiert

mishap

[ˈmɪsˌhæp] nincidente m
without mishap → senza incidenti

mishap

(ˈmishӕp) noun
an unlucky accident.

mishap

حَادِثَةً malá nehoda mindre uheld Missgeschick αναποδιά percance vahinko mésaventure nezgoda contrattempo 不幸な出来事 불행한 사건 ongelukje ulykkestilfelle niepowodzenie azar неудача missöde อุบัติเหตุเล็กๆ terslik việc không may 灾祸
References in classic literature ?
And yet thine, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "ought to be used to such squalls; but mine, reared in soft cloth and fine linen, it is plain they must feel more keenly the pain of this mishap, and if it were not that I imagine- why do I say imagine?
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
In the bitterness of his heart, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
Our travellers having remounted their horses, arrived in town without encountering any new mishap.
He arrived without any mishap, and, having finished his business, set out on his return.
Tars Tarkas advanced toward me, holding out one of his arms, and we thus proceeded to the plaza without further mishap.
It never hurt him, however, and Dorothy would pick him up and set him upon his feet again, while he joined her in laughing merrily at his own mishap.
After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.
Has your husband told you about the mishap, Mademoiselle la Boudraque?
The matrimonial mishap looked down at me with almost canine intelligence in his face.
The eggs, allowing for all mishaps, will produce two hundred and fifty chickens.
Sometimes we had mishaps, as when one got stuck twice in succession in a five-handed game of Sancho Pedro for the drinks.