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MISERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does misery mean? 

MISERY (noun)
  The noun MISERY has 2 senses:

1. a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
2. a feeling of intense unhappiness

  Familiarity information: MISERY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MISERY (noun)


Sense 1misery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

miserableness; misery; wretchedness

Context example:

the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable

Hypernyms ("misery" is a kind of...):

ill-being (lack of prosperity or happiness or health)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "misery"):

concentration camp (a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions)

living death (a state of constant misery)

suffering; woe (misery resulting from affliction)


Sense 2misery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of intense unhappiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context example:

she was exhausted by her misery and grief

Hypernyms ("misery" is a kind of...):

sadness; unhappiness (emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being)


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