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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: great unhappiness; extreme emotional distress.
synonyms:
anguish, woe, wretchedness
antonyms:
bliss, ecstasy, elation, gaiety, heaven, joy
similar words:
affliction, agony, calamity, dejection, desolation, despondency, distress, heartache, mourning, suffering, torment
definition 2: a state of need and suffering caused by poverty, illness, or other misfortune.
living in misery
synonyms:
adversity, distress, need, poverty, suffering, tribulation, want
antonyms:
comfort, contentment, ease
similar words:
affliction, destitution, hardship, ill, misfortune, pain, sorrow, trouble
definition 3: a source of such unhappiness or suffering.
She was a misery to him.
synonyms:
cross, sorrow, trial, tribulation
antonyms:
joy
similar words:
affliction, burden, evil, grief, load, misfortune, torment, 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