Definitions for miseryˈmɪz ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•er•yˈmɪz ə ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.

  1. wretchedness of condition or circumstances.

  2. suffering caused by privation or poverty.

  3. great mental or emotional distress; extreme unhappiness.

  4. a source of distress.

Origin of misery:

1325–75; < L miseria=miser wretched +-ia -y3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misery, wretchedness, miserableness(noun)

    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

    "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

  2. misery(noun)

    a feeling of intense unhappiness

    "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. misery(noun)ˈmɪz ə ri

    suffering or unhappiness, or sth that causes this

    years full of pain and misery; Two more suicide attacks brought more misery to the city.; the country's financial miseries

Wiktionary

  1. misery(Noun)

    Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

    Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face.

  2. misery(Noun)

    Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

  3. misery(Noun)

    (extreme) poverty

  4. misery(Noun)

    Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.

  5. Origin: From miserie (modern: misère), from miseria, from miser.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misery(noun)

    great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe

  2. Misery(noun)

    cause of misery; calamity; misfortune

  3. Misery(noun)

    covetousness; niggardliness; avarice

Freebase

  1. Misery

    Misery is a psychological thriller novel by Stephen King. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into a Hollywood film and an off-Broadway play of the same name.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'misery' in Nouns Frequency: #2507


Translations for misery

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

misery(noun)

(something that causes) unhappiness

the misery of the fatherless children; Forget your miseries and come out with me!

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