mis·ery /ˈmɪzəri, ˈmɪzri/
Mi·ser·y n.; pl. Miseries
1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
Destruction and misery are in their ways. --Rom. iii. 16.
2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
When we our betters see bearing our woes,
We scarcely think our miseries our foes. --Shak.
3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Wretchedness; torture; agony; torment; anguish; distress; calamity; misfortune.
n 1: a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the
misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
2: a feeling of intense unhappiness; "she was exhausted by her
misery and grief"