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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. Russell Baker:

    Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation which, in the midst of civilization, artificially creates a hell on earth, and complicates with human fatality a destiny that is divine; so long as the three problems of the century - the degradation of man by the exploitation of his labour, the ruin of women by starvation and the atrophy of childhood by physical and spiritual night are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words and from a still broader point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, there should be a need for books such as this.”

  3. Rouba Mhaissen:

    The misery is increasing in the camps, because the aid is decreasing, even though the war has diminished in intensity, still the refugees can't go back because they have other concerns.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Your Name is only your Identity, not your Reality. Realize this Truth and from Misery, be Free!

  5. Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal:

    They (Russians) speak about the misery the situation in Syria while they are a main part of the miseries that affects the Syrian people.

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