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misery

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misery

  1. 1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness <the flood brought misery to the many hundreds whom it had made homeless> Synonyms agony, Gehenna, horror, hell, murder, nightmare, torment, tortureRelated Words affliction, calvary, cross, curse, ordeal, trial, tribulation; calamity, misfortune, tragedy; gall, thorn; bummer, downer, dragNear Antonyms delight, diversion, entertainment, fun, joy, pleasure, recreation; lark, picnic, riotAntonyms heaven, paradise

  2. 2 a state of great suffering of body or mind <a medication that promises to provide greater relief to those living in chronic misery because of arthritis> Synonyms affliction, agony, anguish, excruciation, hurt, distress, pain, rack, strait(s), torment, torture, travail, tribulation, woeRelated Words discomfort; cross, crucible, trial; heartache, heartbreak, joylessness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; emergency, pinch; asperity, difficulty, hardship, rigor; ache, pang, smarting, soreness, stitch, throe, twinge; danger, jeopardy, troubleNear Antonyms comfort, consolation, solace; alleviation, assuagement, ease, relief; peace, security; well-being




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