misery

  • 21misery — [[t]mɪ̱zəri[/t]] miseries 1) N VAR Misery is great unhappiness. All that money brought nothing but sadness and misery and tragedy. ...the miseries of his youth. 2) N UNCOUNT Misery is the way of life and unpleasant living conditions of people who …

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  • 22misery */*/ — UK [ˈmɪzərɪ] / US noun Word forms misery : singular misery plural miseries 1) a) [uncountable] the state of being extremely unhappy or uncomfortable Our people have suffered untold hardship and misery. The heatwave brought traffic misery to… …

    English dictionary

  • 23misery — mis|er|y [ mızəri ] noun ** uncount the state of being extremely unhappy or uncomfortable: The heatwave brought traffic misery to thousands. Our people have suffered untold hardship and misery. in misery: Children were living in misery, without… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24misery — /ˈmɪzəri / (say mizuhree) noun (plural miseries) 1. great distress of mind; extreme unhappiness. 2. a cause or source of wretchedness. 3. distress caused by privation or poverty. 4. wretchedness of condition or circumstances. –phrase 5. misery me …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 25misery — [ˈmɪzəri] noun [U] the state of being extremely unhappy or uncomfortable • make sb s life a misery British to cause someone to suffer or be unhappy for a long period[/ex] put sth out of its misery to end the life of an animal that is… …

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  • 26misery —    A vocative which comments on the miserable demeanour of a person at a given moment, or perhaps on his general disposition. Georgy Girl, by Margaret Forster, has ‘Misery’ used as an intimacy between lovers. In St Urbain’s Horseman, by Mordecai… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 27misery — noun (plural miseries) great physical or mental distress or discomfort. ↘a cause of misery: the miseries of war. ↘Brit. informal a person who is constantly miserable. Phrases put someone/thing out of their misery kill an animal in pain. ↘informal …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 28misery — /miz euh ree/, n., pl. miseries. 1. wretchedness of condition or circumstances. 2. distress or suffering caused by need, privation, or poverty. 3. great mental or emotional distress; extreme unhappiness. 4. a cause or source of distress. 5. Older …

    Universalium

  • 29misery — noun a) Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe. b) Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune …

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  • 30misery — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 31misery — [14] Latin miser meant ‘miserable, wretched’. From it were derived miseria ‘wretchedness’, source of English misery, and miserābilis ‘pitiable’, source of English miserable [16]. Fitting in with the general semantic pattern, English miser [16] (a …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 32misery — noun 1) periods of intense misery Syn: unhappiness, distress, wretchedness, suffering, anguish, anxiety, angst, torment, pain, grief, heartache, heartbreak, despair, despondency, dejection, depression, desolation …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 33misery — n 1. trial, tribulation, trial and tribulation, test, ordeal; load, burden, heavy load or burden; trouble, adversity, misfortune, affliction, suffering, distress, oppression, mortification; blow, shock, stab, pain, throe. 2. destitution,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 34misery — see misery loves company …

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  • 35misery — [14] Latin miser meant ‘miserable, wretched’. From it were derived miseria ‘wretchedness’, source of English misery, and miserābilis ‘pitiable’, source of English miserable [16]. Fitting in with the general semantic pattern, English miser [16] (a …

    Word origins

  • 36misery — n. (pl. ies) 1 a wretched state of mind, or of outward circumstances. 2 a thing causing this. 3 colloq. a constantly depressed or discontented person. 4 = MIS Usage: RE. Phrases and idioms: put out of its etc. misery 1 release (a person, animal,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 37misery — noun (plural eries) Date: 14th century 1. a state of suffering and want that is the result of poverty or affliction 2. a circumstance, thing, or place that causes suffering or discomfort 3. a state of great unhappiness and emotional distress… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 38misery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wretchedness, poverty; distress, anguish. See pain. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Pain] Syn. distress, suffering, agony; see pain 2 . 2. [Dejection] Syn. worry, despair, desolation; see depression 2 , grief… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 39misery — mis·er·y || mɪzÉ™rɪ n. distress, wretchedness, sorrow, suffering, poverty …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 40misery — iemiðu …

    English to the Old English