misery, wretchedness, miserableness(noun)
a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
"the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
a feeling of intense unhappiness
"she was exhausted by her misery and grief"
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.
Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.
Origin: From miserie (modern: misère), from miseria, from miser.
great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe
cause of misery; calamity; misfortune
covetousness; niggardliness; avarice
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
miz′ėr-i, n. wretchedness: great unhappiness: extreme pain of body or of mind: a cause of pain or sorrow: (Shak.) avarice. [O. Fr.,—L. miseria.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'misery' in Nouns Frequency: #2507
The numerical value of misery in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of misery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are voting for Alexis Tsipras to put an end to this misery, enough is enough! We won't let them destroy our children.
Violence has forced us out of our homes but here misery and poverty have made our life even more difficult, such a life is not worth living.
We have to look at all the divisions, the tensions that have been going on for years ... the neglect of the suburbs, the ghettos, the social misery.
The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
Friends LOVE misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too luck or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
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Translations for misery
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- няшчасця, бяда, гораBelarusian
- нещастие, страданиеBulgarian
- misèriaCatalan, Valencian
- bída, neštěstíCzech
- Misere, ElendGerman
- kärsimys, kurjuus, onnettomuusFinnish
- 苦痛, 惨め, 悲惨Japanese
- MisärLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- nieszczęście, mękaPolish
- мука, бедность, страдание, беда, нищета, несчастье, невзгода, гореRussian
- beda, јад, беда, jadSerbo-Croatian
- nešťastie, biedaSlovak
- nesreča, bedaSlovene
- горе, нещастя, бідаUkrainian
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