Synonyms of 'misery'
in the sense of distress
great physical pain
Her mouth grew stiff with pain and distress.
in the sense of gloom
depression or melancholy
the deepening gloom over the economy
in the sense of grief
deep or intense sorrow
Their grief soon gave way to anger.
in the sense of grouch
a person who is always complaining
He's an old grouch but she puts up with him.
in the sense of hardship
something that causes suffering
Many people are suffering economic hardship.
in the sense of killjoy
a person who spoils other people's pleasure
Don't be such a killjoy!
in the sense of load
to burden or oppress
High blood pressure imposes an extra load on the heart.
in the sense of melancholy
a sad thoughtful state of mind
We watched the process with an air of melancholy.
in the sense of need
poverty or destitution
the state of need in the developing world
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Thesaurus for misery from the Collins English Thesaurus