wretchedness

  • 21Misery — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 22Islam and antisemitism — Part of a series on Criticism of Islam Issues Antisemitism  …

    Wikipedia

  • 23Nullification Crisis — Events leading to the U.S. Civil War Northwest Ordinance Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Missouri Compromise …

    Wikipedia

  • 24John Phillips (surveyor) — John Phillips was a British engineer and surveyor in the first half of the nineteenth century. His work and reports led to the building of London s sewage system.London in the 1840 sBy the 1840s, London’s population numbered over two million,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 25The Lustful Turk — or Lascivious Scenes from a Harum is a Pre Victorian British erotic epistolary novel first published anonymously in 1828. However, this was not widely known or circulated until the 1893 edition was printed.It consists largely of a series of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 26Asturias, Miguel Ángel — Asturias, Miguel Ángel. 1899 1974. Guatemalan writer whose El Señor Presidente (1946) is often considered his greatest novel. He won the 1966 Nobel Prize for literature. * * * born Oct. 19, 1899, Guatemala City, Guat. died June 9, 1974, Madrid,… …

    Universalium

  • 27anguish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. agony, anxiety, pain. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wretchedness, pain, agony, distress; see distress 1 , pain 1 . See Synonym Study at distress . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. distress, suffering,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 28distress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. discomfort, pain; trouble, affliction, trial, privation, harassment, grief, anxiety; calamity, adversity. See poverty, difficulty. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Mental agony] Syn. worry, anxiety, perplexity …

    English dictionary for students

  • 29affliction — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. suffering, pain, distress, trouble, misfortune, tribulation, trial, hardship, adversity, misery, wretchedness, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, ailment, infirmity, sickness, disease, disorder, grief, woe, sorrow, care,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 30misery — n. 1. Distress, wretchedness, woe, tribulation, desolation, sorrow, grief, affliction, heartache, heavy heart, bleeding heart, broken heart, great unhappiness, suffering, anguish, torment. 2. Distress, suffering, wretchedness, agony, torture,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 31misery — /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

  • 32suffering — I noun 1. a state of acute pain (Freq. 11) • Syn: ↑agony, ↑excruciation • Derivationally related forms: ↑excruciate (for: ↑excruciation), ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 33mis|er|y — «MIHZ uhr ee, MIHZ ree», noun, plural er|ies. 1. a miserable, unhappy state of mind: »Think of the misery of having no home or friends. It is acknowledged that rage, envy, resentment, are in themselves mere misery (Samuel Butler). SYNONYM(S):… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 34TIKKUN SOFERIM — TIKKUN SOFERIM, certain changes in the text of the Bible made by the early soferim in places which are offensive or show lack of respect to God. Ezra is the first to be referred to as a sofer in the Bible. This designation signifies not merely… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 35Affliction — Af*flic tion, n. [F. affliction, L. afflictio, fr. affligere.] 1. The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief. [1913 Webster] To repay that money will be a biting… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 36Dreariness — Drear i*ness, n. 1. Sorrow; wretchedness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Dismalness; gloomy solitude. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 37Follow — Fol low, v. i. To go or come after; used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate. Syn: To {Follow}, {Succeed}, {Ensue}. Usage: To follow (v.i.) means simply to come after; as, a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 38Infelicities — Infelicity In fe*lic i*ty, n.; pl. {Infelicities}. [L. infelicitas: cf. F. inf[ e]licit[ e]. See {In } not, and {Felicity}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being infelicitous; unhappiness; misery; wretchedness; misfortune; lack of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 39Infelicity — In fe*lic i*ty, n.; pl. {Infelicities}. [L. infelicitas: cf. F. inf[ e]licit[ e]. See {In } not, and {Felicity}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being infelicitous; unhappiness; misery; wretchedness; misfortune; lack of suitableness or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 40Pitiable — Pit i*a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. pitiable, F. pitoyable.] Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sorrowful; woeful; sad.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English