What does misery mean?

Definitions for misery
ˈmɪz ə rimis·e·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misery, wretchedness, miserablenessnoun

    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

    "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

  2. miserynoun

    a feeling of intense unhappiness

    "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

Wiktionary

  1. miserynoun

    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.

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

  2. miserynoun

    Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

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

  3. miserynoun

    (extreme) poverty

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

  4. miserynoun

    Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miserynoun

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

  2. Miserynoun

    cause of misery; calamity; misfortune

  3. Miserynoun

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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

Examples of misery in a Sentence

  1. Sir Winston Churchill:

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, The creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    The Covid-19 pandemic has only intensified the misery of the Rohingya confined in Myanmar and in camps in Bangladesh, the Malaysian government can both protect against the spread of the virus and ensure that those risking their lives at sea are rescued and given a chance to seek asylum.

  3. Luis Urzua:

    Today, everywhere we turn, there is misery, hunger, terrible natural events, we have to care for our environment, care for our children, so that they have a better life, we give them the best.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Some people claim that expectation is the source of all misery, while others claim that attachment is the root cause.

  5. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    There is no greater sorrowThan to be mindful of the happy timeIn misery.

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