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 ?
That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.
The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befel him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.
To them pain and mishap present a far wider range of possibilities than gladness and enjoyment: their imagination is almost barren of the images that feed desire and hope, but is all overgrown by recollections that are a perpetual pasture to fear.
It cannot be But that success attends him; if mishap, Ere this he had return'd, with fury driv'n By his Avenger, since no place like this Can fit his punishment, or their revenge.
And she went off cautiously, feeling that a mishap would be very disgraceful after such a speech.
He arrived without any mishap, and, having finished his business, set out on his return.
At the Vanderbilt Cup Race its wires girdled the track and reported every gain or mishap of the racing autos.
And yet he esteemed himself fortunate, as it seemed to him that this was a regular knight-errant's mishap, and entirely, he considered, the fault of his horse.
After Middle's mishap, others of the band seemed to lose their balance, and fared in the same fashion.
I alighted upon the soft moss easily and without mishap, and turning saw my enemies lined up along the further wall.
It seemed unbelievable that serious mishap could have overtaken her wonderful Korak who daily passed unscathed through all the terrors of the jungle.