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

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  1. Alex
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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. Barbara Mikkelson:

    Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.

  2. Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky:

    So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find something to worship...What is essential is that all may be together in it. The craving for community worship is the chief misery of...all humanity. For the sake of common worship they've slain each other with the sword.

  3. James Fenimore Cooper:

    Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

  4. Roger John:

    Live by what you believe so fully that your life blossoms, or else purge the fear-and-guilt producing beliefs from your life. When people believe one thing and do something else, they are inviting misery. If you give yourself the name, play the game. When you believe something you don't follow with your heart, intellect, and body, it hurts. Don't do that to yourself. Live your belief, or let that belief go. If you are not actively living a belief, it's not really your belief, anyway.

  5. Matthew Arnold:

    Resolve to be thyself and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

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