Synonyms of misery in English:


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1‘I went through periods of intense misery’

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

contentment, pleasure

2‘the miseries of war’

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’

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