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Synonyms for misery
ˈmɪz ə rimis·e·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. misery

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    adversity, affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. misery

    Synonyms:
    wretchedness, heartache, woe, broken heart, bleeding heart, great unhappiness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misery, wretchedness, miserablenessnoun

    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

    "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

    Synonyms:
    wretchedness, miserableness

  2. miserynoun

    a feeling of intense unhappiness

    "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

    Synonyms:
    wretchedness, miserableness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. miserynoun

    Synonyms:
    distress, wretchedness, woe, tribulation, desolation, sorrow, grief, affliction, heartache, heavy heart, bleeding heart, broken heart, great unhappiness

  2. miserynoun

    Synonyms:
    calamity, MISFORTUNE

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How to use misery in a sentence?

  1. Manuel Valls:

    These last few days have underscored a lot of evil that is gnawing at our country and challenges we must be equal to, we have to look at all the divisions, the tensions that have been going on for years ... the neglect of the suburbs, the ghettos, the social misery.

  2. Jean Castex:

    My thoughts are with the many missing and injured, victims of criminal smugglers who exploit their distress and misery.

  3. Roy Cooper:

    Florence continues to bring misery to North Carolina.

  4. Mark Carne:

    The railways are a vital public service and industrial action would have a massive impact on millions of passengers as well as freight distribution across Britain, we will do everything we can to keep our railways moving during these times of uncertainty and to stop the RMT from behaving in a way that will cause untold misery to our passengers and will hurt the economy.

  5. Matthew Arnold:

    Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.


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