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misery

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1 a situation or state that causes great suffering and unhappiness
  • The flood brought misery to the towns along the river.
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2 a state of great suffering of body or mind
  • a medical breakthrough that ended the misery of thousands
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distress, suffering, misery, agony mean the state of being in great trouble. distress implies an external and usually temporary cause of great physical or mental strain and stress.
    • the hurricane put everyone in great distress
suffering implies conscious endurance of pain or distress.
    • the suffering of famine victims
misery stresses the unhappiness attending especially sickness, poverty, or loss.
    • the homeless live with misery every day
agony suggests pain too intense to be borne.
    • in agony over the death of their child

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