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Definitions of misery

  1. a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Extreme pain, distress, or misfortune. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Wretchedness: great unhappiness: extreme pain of body or mind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Extreme distress; wretchedness; also, a cause of wretchedness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Wretchedness; great unhappiness; extreme pain; distress; misfortune. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Extreme pain of body or mind; great unhappiness; distress; calamity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for misery

  1. " Yes, yes; that's where my misery do lie! – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. " It is quite just that I should bring you misery – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr