Synonyms of misery in English:

misery


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noun

1‘I went through periods of intense misery’

SYNONYMS
unhappiness, distress, wretchedness, hardship, suffering, affliction, anguish, anxiety, angst, torment, torture, hell, agony, pain, discomfort, deprivation, poverty, grief, heartache, heartbreak, heartbrokenness, despair, despondency, dejection, depression, desolation, gloom, gloominess, low spirits, moroseness, doldrums, melancholy, melancholia, woe, sadness, sorrow
informal the dumps, the blues
literary dolour
ANTONYMS

contentment, pleasure

2‘the miseries of war’

SYNONYMS
affliction, misfortune, difficulty, problem, adversity, ordeal, trouble, hardship, deprivation
pain, sorrow, burden, load, blow, trial, tribulation, woe, torment, catastrophe, calamity, disaster, misadventure, mischance, accident, reverse, reverse of fortune, mishap

3‘he's a real old misery’

SYNONYMS
killjoy, dog in the manger, damper, dampener, spoilsport, pessimist, prophet of doom, complainer, moaner, mope
informal sourpuss, grouch, grump, wet blanket, party pooper, doom merchant
rare melancholiac