Meaning of misery


Pronunciation: (miz'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. wretchedness of condition or circumstances.
  2. distress or suffering caused by need, privation, or poverty.
  3. great mental or emotional distress; extreme unhappiness.
  4. a cause or source of distress.
  5. a misery in my left side.
    1. a pain:a misery in my left side.
    2. rheumatism.
    3. Oftenmiseries.a case or period of despondency or gloom.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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