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Meaning of MISERY

Pronunciation:  'mizuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"
  2. [n]  a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

MISERY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: wretchedness
 See Also: ill-being, living death, sadness, suffering, unhappiness, woe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mi"ser*y\, n.; pl. {Miseries}. [OE. miserie, L. miseria,
fr. miser wretched: cf. F. mis[`e]re, OF. also, miserie.]
1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind;
   wretchedness; distress; woe. --Chaucer.

         Destruction and misery are in their ways. --Rom.
                                               iii. 16.

2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

         When we our betters see bearing our woes, We
         scarcely think our miseries our foes. --Shak.

3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. [Obs.]

Syn: Wretchedness; torture; agony; torment; anguish;
     distress; calamity; misfortune.

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