Other forms: miseries

Misery is a state of deep unhappiness or discomfort. It's not dropping your ice cream cone. It's having a hairy monster steal your ice cream cone, eat it in one bite, and then kidnap you and carry you off to his cave.

Misery describes a miserable situation and a miserable feeling. Waiting four hours in the hot sun for a concert you don't want to see and can't afford? That's misery. The only way to survive is to bring a friend who hates the band as much as you––because misery loves company.

Definitions of misery
  1. noun
    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
    “the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable”
    synonyms: miserableness, wretchedness
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    concentration camp
    a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions
    living death
    a state of constant misery
    suffering, woe
    misery resulting from affliction
    type of:
    lack of prosperity or happiness or health
  2. noun
    a feeling of intense unhappiness
    “she was exhausted by her misery and grief”
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    type of:
    sadness, unhappiness
    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being




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