Associations to the word «Misery»


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

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.