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misery

mis·er·y

misery

 
pronunciation:
mI z ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: miseries
definition 1: a condition in which one is very unhappy or suffers very much.
She was in misery when her house burned down.
synonyms:
anguish, woe, wretchedness
antonyms:
bliss, ecstasy, gaiety, heaven, joy
similar words:
affliction, agony, distress, mourning, suffering, torment
definition 2: a state of need and suffering caused by being poor, sick, or in trouble.
He is living in misery.
synonyms:
adversity, distress, need, poverty, suffering, want
antonyms:
comfort, ease
similar words:
affliction, hardship, ill, misfortune, pain, sorrow, trouble
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The word misery contains the following part:
-y2 Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, act, or practice of