What is another word for mischance?

242 synonyms found


[ mɪst͡ʃˈans], [ mɪst‍ʃˈans], [ m_ɪ_s_tʃ_ˈa_n_s]

Mischance refers to an unfortunate event or mishap. There are several synonyms for the word mischance, including accident, disaster, catastrophe, calamity, mishap, and misfortune. These words all generally refer to negative occurrences that are unexpected and often have negative consequences or outcomes. Some other synonyms for mischance include setback, snafu, blunder, or slip-up. Each of these words suggests a different sense of sudden and unexpected unpleasantness that can happen in life. Ultimately, regardless of the word used, mischances are an unavoidable reality in the unpredictability of life, and we all must face and learn from them.

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What are the hypernyms for Mischance?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Mischance?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for mischance?

Mischance, meaning an unfortunate or unlucky event, has several antonyms that represent the opposite notion. The first antonym for mischance is luck, which refers to success or good fortune. Another antonym for mischance is serendipity, which signifies the occurrence of an unexpected fortunate event. The word opportunity also serves as an antonym for mischance as it suggests a favorable situation where one can stand to gain. Prosperity, indicative of wealth, affluence, and success, is another antonym that can be used for mischance. Happiness, which is characterized by joy, contentment, and well-being, can also be used as a synonym for antonym, which is the opposite of mischance.

Usage examples for Mischance

Por a considerable distance the young lady proceeded without adventure or mischance, whilst her horse, having little affected airs, stepped.
"The White Squaw"
Mayne Reid
On any other night you might, or you might not, find Peter at home, dependent upon his various engagements, but if you really wanted to get hold of his hand, or his ear, or the whole or any other part of his delightful body, and if by any mischance you happened to select a Saturday night for your purpose, you must search for him at the Century.
"Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero"
F. Hopkinson Smith
I thought I'd say something that, if mischance befell me, might be a comfort to my dear mother to read over and dwell on, but for the life of me I did not know how to do it, without exciting alarm or awakening her to the dread of some impending calamity.
"That Boy Of Norcott's"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Mischance

  • Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard, for the whole city was moved.
    Marie de France
  • I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change.
  • Molly Notkin often confides on the phone to Joelle van Dyne about the one tormented love of Notkin's life thus far, an erotically circumscribed G.W. Pabst scholar at New York University tortured by the neurotic conviction that there are only a finite number of erections possible in the world at any one time and that his tumescence means e.g. the detumescence of some perhaps more deserving or tortured Third World sorghum farmer or something, so that whenever he tumifies he'll suffer the same order of guilt that your less eccentrically tortured Ph.D.-type person will suffer at the idea of, say, wearing baby-seal fur. Molly still takes the high-speed rail down to visit him every couple of weeks, to be there for him in case by some selfish mischance he happens to harden, prompting black waves of self-disgust and an extreme neediness for understanding and nonjudgmental love.
    David Foster Wallace

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