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English noun: mishap

1. mishap (phenomenon) an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

SamplesIf I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all.

Synonymsbad luck, mischance

Broader (hypernym)chance, fortune, hazard, luck

2. mishap (event) an instance of misfortune

Synonymsmisadventure, mischance

Broader (hypernym)bad luck, misfortune

Narrower (hyponym)accident, crash, derailment, ground loop, near miss, puncture, slip, trip

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