Miseries
Misery Mi"ser*y, n.; pl. {Miseries}. [OE. miserie, L. miseria, fr. miser wretched: cf. F. mis[`e]re, OF. also, miserie.] [1913 Webster] 1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Destruction and misery are in their ways. --Rom. iii. 16. [1913 Webster]

2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune. [1913 Webster]

When we our betters see bearing our woes, We scarcely think our miseries our foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Wretchedness; torture; agony; torment; anguish; distress; calamity; misfortune. [1913 Webster]


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