Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “misery”

See all translations

misery

noun [C/U]  /ˈmɪz·ər·i/ us  
great unhappiness: [U] With the rice harvest, hope is sprouting amid the misery.
Translations of “misery”
in Korean 고통…
in Arabic بُؤس…
in French misère…
in Turkish bedbahtlık, mutsuzluk, sefalet…
in Italian infelicità, sofferenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 痛苦, 痛苦,悲慘…
in Russian страдание, мучение…
in Polish nieszczęście, cierpienie…
in Spanish desgracia, desdicha, tristeza…
in Portuguese desgraça, infelicidade…
in German das Elend…
in Catalan tristesa, sofriment…
in Japanese 不幸, 悲惨さ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 痛苦…
(Definition of misery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of misery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “misery” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More