[ UK /mˈɪshæp/ ]
[ US /ˈmɪsˌhæp/ ]
  1. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
    if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all
  2. an instance of misfortune
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How To Use mishap In A Sentence

  • More volunteers follow with lurid tales of domestic mishaps, each earning applause. Times, Sunday Times
  • Our trip from Florida to Pennsylvania to attend the Cairn Terrier Specialty Dog Show, was one long series of mishaps, turned into hilarious memories.
  • For the crew, however, new locations, the heat and minor mishaps are all part of a day's work.
  • The mishaps that befall Van Orton seem more random and jarring, though, than cohesively engineered to facilitate his spiritual development.
  • Despite the cheers and applause, the officers had their share of mishaps.
  • What we were in was a little mishap. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's deliciously grown-up, avoiding slapstick in favour of fortuitous mishap.
  • To Madame Hanska he revealed more the cankering disappointment, just as he had a twelvemonth previously, after the mishap of the School for Husbands and Balzac
  • He was very cool and calm about the mishap, and didn't shout or lose his temper.
  • The rules allow state lawmakers to clear up a mishap if they suffered from a momentary case of stumbly fingers or a lapse in attention. Report: Obama Involved In 1996 Liberal Questionnaire, Despite Campaign's Denials
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