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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Misery \Mi"ser*y\, n.; pl. Miseries. [OE. miserie, L. miseria,
fr. miser wretched: cf. F. mis[`e]re, OF. also, miserie.]
1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind;
wretchedness; distress; woe. --Chaucer.
Destruction and misery are in their ways. --Rom.
2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
When we our betters see bearing our woes,
We scarcely think our miseries our foes. --Shak.
3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. [Obs.]
Syn: Wretchedness; torture; agony; torment; anguish;
distress; calamity; misfortune.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the
misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
[syn: misery, wretchedness, miserableness]
2: a feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her
misery and grief"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
102 Moby Thesaurus words for "misery":
Cassandra, Schmerz, ache, aches and pains, aching heart, adversity,
affliction, agony, agony of mind, angst, anguish, anxiety, bale,
bitterness, bleeding heart, broken heart, burden, calamity, care,
carking care, catastrophe, cheerlessness, crushing, curse, cynic,
dampener, damper, dejection, depression, depth of misery,
desolation, despair, desperation, despondency, destitution,
disaster, discomfort, discontent, displeasure, distress, dolor,
extremity, gloom, gloomy Gus, grief, grimness, grouch, grump,
hardship, heartache, heartfelt grief, heartgrief, heavy heart,
humorlessness, hurt, hurting, indigence, infelicity, infestivity,
joylessness, killjoy, lamentation, languishment, malaise,
malcontent, melancholia, melancholy, mirthlessness, misfortune,
ordeal, pain, pang, passion, penury, pessimist, pining, poverty,
privation, prophet of doom, prostration, sadness, sordidness,
sorrow, sorrowing, sourpuss, spoilsport, squalor, stitch,
suffering, suicidal despair, throe, trial, tribulation, trouble,
twinge, uncheerfulness, unhappiness, unjoyfulness, unmirthfulness,
wet blanket, woe, wretchedness
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