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Synonyms for mishap
ˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæpmishap

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad luck, mischance, mishapnoun

    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, mischancenoun

    an instance of misfortune

    Synonyms:
    misadventure, mischance, bad luck

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mishapnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mishapnoun

    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. Marie Osmond:

    When you can't hear, you can't hear, Osmond said. I don’t care what you think. People think you can hear. You don’t know what to sing to. You don't know what pitch to sing in, and they go, ‘You know, it was lip-synched.’ 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The Navy:

    An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, had a landing mishap on deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea, Jan. 24.

  4. Stephen Innes:

    Pelosi's Taiwan visit is tainting sentiment today. And amid escalating tensions in Taiwan Strait and deepening worries about a global economic slowdown, investors are diving headlong into Stephen Innes bonds, no party wants a real war, but the risk of mishap or even aggressive war game escalation is real, which could always lead to a tactical mistake.

  5. Ashish Jha:

    We didn't get here overnight. This has really been one mishap after another, the single factor that really differentiates us from everybody else is denialism that has pervaded our entire approach.


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