Pronunciation: (miz'u-rē), [key]
1. wretchedness of condition or circumstances.
2. distress or suffering caused by need, privation, or poverty.
3. great mental or emotional distress; extreme unhappiness.
4. a cause or source of distress.
5. Older Use.
a. a pain: a misery in my left side.
c. Often miseries. a case or period of despondency or gloom.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.