Pronunciation: (miz'u-rē),[key] —n., —pl.-er•ies. 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. b. rheumatism.
c. Often miseries. a case or period of despondency or gloom.