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Synonyms for mishap
ˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad luck, mischance, mishap(noun)

    an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

    "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

    Synonyms:
    misadventure, misfortune, tough luck, ill luck, mischance, bad luck

  2. mishap, misadventure, mischance(noun)

    an instance of misfortune

    Synonyms:
    misadventure, mischance, bad luck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mishap

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mishap(n.)

    Synonyms:
    misfortune, mischance, misadventure, calamity, ill luck

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mishap(n)

    Synonyms:
    accident

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mishap":

    misadventure, accident, incident, tragedy

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How to use mishap in a sentence?

  1. Air Force:

    Pieces of the failed rotor arm cut through the engine's fan case, the engine bay, an internal fuel tank, and hydraulic and fuel lines before exiting through the aircraft's upper fuselage, the total mishap damage is estimated to be in excess $50 million.

  2. Yu Weiping:

    The experience and lessons we learned from the mishap will help improve our work in the future.

  3. Kelly Burdick:

    Correcting the causal factors in the Jan. 8, 2014 MH mishap is paramount to the CH/MH-53 community.

  4. Marie Osmond:

    Just so you know, most of those big shows are [lip-synched] because they don’t want a mishap, and they want to make sure that everything is right.

  5. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    Saudi Arabia's rulers, instead of shifting blame (to others), must accept their responsibility in this heavy mishap by apologizing to the Islamic Ummah and their bereft families, and meeting their obligations to that effect, the Muslim world has many questions, and the deaths of more than 1,000 people in this incident is not a minor issue; therefore, the Muslim world must think of a remedy to this issue.


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