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misery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Misery  \Mi"ser*y\,  n.;  pl  {Miseries}.  [OE.  miserie,  L.  miseria 
  fr  miser  wretched:  cf  F.  mis[`e]re,  OF  also  miserie.] 
  1.  Great  unhappiness;  extreme  pain  of  body  or  mind; 
  wretchedness;  distress;  woe.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Destruction  and  misery  are  in  their  ways.  --Rom. 
  iii.  16. 
 
  2.  Cause  of  misery;  calamity;  misfortune. 
 
  When  we  our  betters  see  bearing  our  woes,  We 
  scarcely  think  our  miseries  our  foes.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Covetousness;  niggardliness;  avarice.  [Obs.] 
 
  Syn:  Wretchedness;  torture;  agony;  torment;  anguish; 
  distress;  calamity;  misfortune. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  misery 
  n  1:  a  state  of  ill-being  due  to  affliction  or  misfortune;  "the 
  misery  and  wretchedness  of  those  slums  is  intolerable" 
  [syn:  {wretchedness}] 
  2:  a  feeling  of  intense  unhappiness;  "she  was  exhausted  by  her 
  misery  and  grief" 




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