- 1[uncountable] great suffering of the mind or body synonym distress Fame brought her nothing but misery.
- 2[uncountable] very poor living conditions synonym poverty The vast majority of the population lives in utter misery.
- 3 [countable] something that causes great suffering of mind or body the miseries of unemployment Idioms
to behave in a way that makes someone else feel very unhappy
make somebody's life a miseryjump to other results
to kill a creature because it has an illness or injury that cannot be treated
put an animal, a bird, etc. out of its miseryjump to other results
to stop someone from worrying by telling them something that they are anxious to know Put me out of my misery—did I pass or didn't I?
put somebody out of their misery (informal)jump to other results