mis·ery noun \ˈmi-zə-rē, ˈmiz-rē\
: extreme suffering or unhappiness
: something that causes extreme suffering or unhappiness
: a very unhappy or painful time or experience
: a state of suffering and want that is the result of poverty or affliction
: a circumstance, thing, or place that causes suffering or discomfort
: a state of great unhappiness and emotional distress
Examples of MISERY
- The war brought misery to thousands of refugees.
- They were living in overcrowded slums in conditions of great misery.
- a source of human misery
- the joy and misery of life
- The last years of her life were a misery.
- Stop being such a misery.
First Known Use of MISERY
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