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misery

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PronunciationEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French miserie (modern: misère), from Latin miseria, from miser.

NounEdit

misery (plural miseries)

  1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
    Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face.
  2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
  3. (extreme) poverty
  4. (archaic) greed; avarice

SynonymsEdit

(greed): covetousness; niggardliness; avarice

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