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English definition of “misadventure”

misadventure

noun [C]     /ˌmɪs.ədˈven.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/ literary
an accident or bad luck Good luck and bad luckAccidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures death by misadventure UK specialized the official expression used in court for a death that happens by accident : The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
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