Misery is defined as the condition of suffering.(noun)
An example of misery is living during a war without enough water or food.
Misery means an extremely unhappy feeling.(noun)
An example of misery is the sadness someone feels after a family member dies.
See misery in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. miseries
Origin: ME miserie < OFr < L miseria < miser, wretched
See misery in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. mis·er·ies
Origin: Middle English miserie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin miseria
Origin: , from miser, wretched.
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