Definitions for misery
ˈmɪz ə rimis·e·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word misery.
misery, wretchedness, miserablenessnoun
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.
Etymology: From miserie (modern: misère), from miseria, from miser.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: miseria, Latin; misere, French.
My heart is drown’d with grief,
My body round engirt with misery. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Happiness, in its full extent, is the utmost pleasure we are capable of, and misery the utmost pain. John Locke.
When we our betters see bearing our woes,
We scarcely think our miseries our foes. William Shakespeare.
The gods from heav’n survey the fatal strife,
And mourn the miseries of human life. John Dryden, Æn.
He look’d upon things precious, as they were
The common muck o’ th’ world: he covets less
Than misery itself would give. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
In a fabrick of forty thousand pounds charge, I wish thirty pounds laid out before in an exact model; for a little misery may easily breed some absurdity of greater charge. Henry Wotton.
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.]
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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
If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Our happiness or misery depends upon our perception, not on the situation.
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.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
Your Name is only your Identity, not your Reality.Realize this Truth and from Misery, be Free!
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Translations for misery
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- гора, бяда, няшчасцяBelarusian
- нещастие, страданиеBulgarian
- misèriaCatalan, Valencian
- neštěstí, bídaCzech
- Elend, MisereGerman
- kurjuus, onnettomuus, kärsimysFinnish
- 苦痛, 惨め, 悲惨Japanese
- MisärLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- nieszczęście, mękaPolish
- невзгода, горе, беда, мука, несчастье, бедность, нищета, страданиеRussian
- jad, беда, јад, bedaSerbo-Croatian
- bieda, nešťastieSlovak
- beda, nesrečaSlovene
- нещастя, горе, бідаUkrainian
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