myschef

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French meschief, from meschever; it was often interpreted as mis- +‎ chef, which it ultimately is equivalent to.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛsˈtʃeːf/, /ˈmisˈtʃeːf/, /ˈmistʃif/

Noun[edit]

myschef (plural myscheves or myschefes)

  1. A troubling or unfortunate situation or event; an issue, misfortune, disaster, or hardship.
  2. Distress, torment, agony; the feeling of sorrowfulness.
  3. An affliction or detrimental condition; that which harms.
  4. Iniquity, wrongfulness, or sin; malicious acts or actions.
  5. The chaos or turmoil created by conflict or battling; the negative effects of warfare.
  6. A need or want of something; poorness, hardship.

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