Associations to the word «Misery»

Wiktionary

MISERY, noun. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
MISERY, noun. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
MISERY, noun. (Extreme) poverty.
MISERY, noun. (archaic) Greed; avarice.
MISERY INDEX, noun. (economics) An economic indicator formed by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate.
MISERY LIT, noun. (informal) A genre of supposedly biographical literature mostly concerned with the protagonist's triumph over personal trauma or abuse.
MISERY WHIP, noun. (logging) A two-man crosscut saw, often more than ten feet in length, used to fell large trees.

Dictionary definition

MISERY, noun. A state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable".
MISERY, noun. A feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her misery and grief".

Wise words

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