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Mischance definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MISCH`ANCE, n. Ill luck; ill fortune; misfortune; mishap; misadventure.
It is a man's unhappiness, his mischance or calamity, but not his fault.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate; "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all" [syn: bad luck, mischance, mishap]
2: an instance of misfortune [syn: mishap, misadventure, mischance]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English mischaunce, from Anglo-French meschance, from mes- mis- + chance chance Date: 14th century 1. bad luck 2. a piece of bad luck ; mishap Synonyms: see misfortune

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 bad luck. 2 an instance of this. Etymology: ME f. OF mesch(e)ance f. mescheoir (as MIS-(2), CHANCE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mischance Mis*chance", n. [OE. meschance, OF. mescheance.] Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap. --Chaucer. Never come mischance between us twain. --Shak. Syn: Calamity; misfortune; misadventure; mishap; infelicity; disaster. See Calamity.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mischance Mis*chance", v. i. To happen by mischance. --Spenser.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Misfortune, mishap, ill luck, misadventure, calamity, ill fortune, infelicity, disaster.

Moby Thesaurus

accident, adversity, blow, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collision, contretemps, crack-up, crash, disaster, grief, ill hap, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, pileup, shipwreck, shock, smash, smashup, staggering blow, tragedy, wreck



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