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noun misery pronunciation in British English /ˈmɪzəri/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the state of being extremely unhappy or uncomfortable
    Our people have suffered untold hardship and misery.
    The heatwave brought traffic misery to thousands.
    in misery: Children were living in misery, without housing, school, or clinics.
    1. a.
      [countable] something that causes people to suffer or be unhappy
      He wasn’t prepared for the physical miseries of prison.



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