misadventure misadventure  /mɪs əd ˈvɛn tʃər/


  • (n) an instance of misfortune



  1. The shadows of the Mexican misadventure and the menacing shadow of Prussia were meeting over France.
  2. To the Hall of Famer, the exodus is more than a misadventure; it's a job.
  3. The details of Obama's San Francisco misadventure may eventually fade away, but the anxieties it unearthed among Democrats won't.


  • Carl Hiaasen’s ‘Bad Monkey,’ and More

    Carl Hiaasen’s “Bad Monkey” is another misadventure in the annals of greed and corruption in South Florida, “the Medicare-fraud capital of America.”
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "I believe that Barack Obama is a shining young statesman, who possesses the personal temperament and courage necessary to extricate our country from this costly misadventure in Iraq, and to lead our nation at this challenging time in history,"...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: FOXNews

  2. "GOP objections to our efforts to clarify legislative language represent the typical Republican leadership attempt to tie together the misadventure in Iraq and the overall war against terrorists," Skelton, D-Mo., said in a statement Wednesday.
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Ike Skelton Source: Washington Post

  3. "I have been asking for a commission to probe the Kargil issue for a very long time.......... Kargil was a very big blunder committed by Musharraf it was a misadventure that was a major failure," Sharif told reporters at the airport here before...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Nawaz Sharif Source: Press Trust of India

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