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Synonyms for misery
ˈmɪz ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misery, wretchedness, miserableness(noun)

    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

    "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

    Synonyms:
    wretchedness, miserableness

  2. misery(noun)

    a feeling of intense unhappiness

    "she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

    Synonyms:
    wretchedness, miserableness

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misery(n.)

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

  2. misery(n.)

    Synonyms:
    calamity, MISFORTUNE

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How to use misery in a sentence?

  1. Peter Altmaier:

    The more fences are erected the greater the misery, europe must see to it that this movement and this influx is orderly and structured.

  2. James Fenimore Cooper:

    Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

  3. Sudan Haroun Idris:

    My only dream, the one thing I live for, is to escape this camp and immigrate to Europe to start a new life after years of misery.

  4. Laurence Taylor:

    We absolutely respect people's fundamental right to protest, but we do not accept that extends to causing misery and mass disruption to everybody.

  5. China Daily:

    Ideologues in Western governments never cease in their efforts to engineer unrest against governments that are not to their liking, even though their actions have caused misery and chaos in country after country in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, now they are trying the same trick in China.


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