Definitions for miseryˈmɪz ə ri

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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"

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. American Proverb:

    Hope is the nurse of misery.

  2. Jane Austen:

    Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

  3. STOOLarts KONCEPT:

    You're no mystery, But just plain MISERY.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

  5. Heinrich Heine:

    Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

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