Part of speech: noun

Extreme distress; wretchedness; also, a cause of wretchedness.

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Usage examples "misery":

  1. I don't feel just now as if anything in the world could make up for this- as if anything could make it seem just to endure such misery. - "Watersprings", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  2. The Church and the Crown had brought them to this misery, yet better than their lives the Spaniards loved the Church and the Crown. - "Castilian Days", John Hay.
  3. Dick had been looking at her, wondering at her courage and self- command, but in his eyes a look of misery that went to the girl's heart. - "The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies", Ralph Connor.