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misery

noun uk   /ˈmɪz.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/

misery noun (UNHAPPY FEELING)

B2 [C or U] great unhappiness: We have witnessed the most appalling scenes of human misery. Ten years of marriage to him have made her life a misery.
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misery noun (UNHAPPY PERSON)

[S] UK informal disapproving (also misery guts) someone who is often very unhappy and is always complaining about things: Oh come on, don't be such a misery! Stop being such an old misery guts!
Translations of “misery”
in Arabic بُؤس…
in Korean 고통…
in Malaysian kesengsaraan…
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 Vietnamese những nỗi khốn khổ…
in Spanish desgracia, desdicha, tristeza…
in Portuguese desgraça, infelicidade…
in Thai ความทุกข์ยาก…
in German das Elend…
in Catalan tristesa, sofriment…
in Japanese 不幸, 悲惨さ…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 痛苦…
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