Etymology
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misery (n.)

late 14c., "state of grievous affliction, condition of external unhappiness," from Old French misere "miserable situation, misfortune, distress" (12c.), from Latin miseria "wretchedness," from miser "wretched, pitiable" (see miser). Meaning "condition of one in great sorrow or mental distress" is from 1530s.

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Definitions of misery

misery (n.)
a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune;
the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
Synonyms: wretchedness / miserableness
misery (n.)
a feeling of intense unhappiness;
she was exhausted by her misery and grief
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