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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A feeling of intense unhappiness; A state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune.

Usage examples (38)
  • There is only misfortune in not being loved; there is misery in not loving.
  • The misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
  • Living in misery is no solution even McCain has moved on. —
  • This was very barbarous and inhuman; even an enemy, in misery, is to be pitied and not trampled upon. for more
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  • The lives of the "miserly" (relating to one who hoards his wealth) often end in "misery" (extreme unhappiness).
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