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Meaning of “misery” in the English Dictionary

"misery" in British English

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miserynoun

uk   /ˈmɪz.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
  • misery noun (UNHAPPY FEELING)

B2 [C or U] greatunhappiness: We have ​witnessed the most ​appallingscenes of human misery. Ten ​years of ​marriage to him have made her ​life a misery.

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(Definition of misery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misery" in American English

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miserynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmɪz·ər·i/
greatunhappiness: [U] With the ​riceharvest, ​hope is ​sproutingamid the misery.
(Definition of misery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “misery”
in Korean 고통…
in Arabic بُؤس…
in Malaysian kesengsaraan…
in French misère…
in Russian страдание, мучение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 痛苦, 痛苦,悲慘…
in Italian infelicità, sofferenza…
in Turkish bedbahtlık, mutsuzluk, sefalet…
in Polish nieszczęście, cierpienie…
in Spanish desgracia, desdicha, tristeza…
in Vietnamese những nỗi khốn khổ…
in Portuguese desgraça, infelicidade…
in Thai ความทุกข์ยาก…
in German das Elend…
in Catalan tristesa, sofriment…
in Japanese 不幸, 悲惨さ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 痛苦…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
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