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King James Dictionary [1]

MIS'ERY, n. s as z. L. miseria.

1. Great unhappiness extreme pain of body or mind. A man suffers misery from the gout, or from great afflictions, distress, calamity,and other evils. Misery expresses somewhat less than wretchedness.

Misery is as really the fruit of vice reigning in the heart, as tares are the produce of tares sown in the field.

2. Calamity misfortune natural evils which are the cause of misery.

And mourn the miseries of human life.

3. Covetousness. Not used.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

(2): ( n.) Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.

(3): ( n.) Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

Charles Buck Theological Dictionary [3]

Such a state of wretchedness, unhappiness, or calamity, as renders a person an object of compassion.