What does misery mean?

Definitions for miseryˈmɪz ə ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misery.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misery

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misery in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stavroula Gourdourou:

    We are voting for Alexis Tsipras to put an end to this misery, enough is enough! We won't let them destroy our children.

  2. Abdul Qayyum:

    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.

  3. Manuel Valls:

    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.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    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.

  5. Erica Jong:

    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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