Misery

Mi"ser*y

(?), n.;
pl. Miseries (#).
[OE. miserie, L. miseria, fr. miser wretched: cf. F. misre, OF. also, miserie.]
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1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe. Chaucer.
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Destruction and misery are in their ways.
Rom. iii. 16.
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2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
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When we our betters see bearing our woes,
We scarcely think our miseries our foes.
Shak.
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3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. [Obs.]
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Syn. -- Wretchedness; torture; agony; torment; anguish; distress; calamity; misfortune.
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