What does misery mean?

Definitions for misery
ˈmɪz ə rimis·ery

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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.

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

  2. misery(Noun)

    Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

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

  3. misery(Noun)

    (extreme) poverty

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

  4. misery(Noun)

    Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.

    Etymology: 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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce misery?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say misery in sign language?

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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. Benjamin Franklin:

    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

  2. Banani Ray:

    No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are.

  3. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

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

  4. Joseph Addison:

    A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

  5. Fred Guttenberg:

    I have no comment except to say rot in hell, Scot Peterson, fred Guttenberg could have saved some of the 17. Fred Guttenberg could have saved my daughter. Fred Guttenberg did not and then Fred Guttenberg lied about it and Fred Guttenberg deserve the misery coming Fred Guttenberg way.

Images & Illustrations of misery

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