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misery

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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
Prof. F. A. P. Aveling
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Etymology

From Old French miserie (modern: misère), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] miseria, from miser.

Noun

Singular
misery

Plural
miseries

misery (miseries)
  1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
  2. Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
  3. Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.

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