Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being miserable; misery; wretchedness.
  • noun Miserliness; niggardliness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being miserable.

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  • noun The property of being miserable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

Etymologies

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miserable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The Greeks believed that the gods gave them wine so that they might forget the miserableness of existence.

    Chapter 36

  • Now one, and now another, and sometimes several, either from being knocked down by seas or from general miserableness, take to the bunk for a day or so off.

    CHAPTER XXXV

  • No one wanted to make note of the miserableness of it.

    Director Finds a Clear Voice in the Headlines

  • Now that our idealistic notions of independence have becoming increasing intertwined with both our understanding of the need for community and the miserableness of trying to provide every last thing for yourself, what to do with a sustainable home in a not-so-sustainable location?

    Rebekah and Stephen Hren: There's No Such Thing as a Sustainable Home in an Unsustainble Location

  • Philosophical miserableness, stoicism, nihilism and spiritual (not pragmatic) scepticism all lead to the view that only the imposition of order will suffice No wonder this the life hating, paranoid Nixonite figure of Gordon Brown appeals to every cowardly pessimistic fibre of the nation.

    The Pontiff Is In...

  • Am I facing a future of bad, cranky writing and fat miserableness?

    Gossip Girl And The Tummy Of Doom | Her Bad Mother

  • This miserableness went on as much as six or seven minutes; but it seemed a sight longer than that.

    The War of The Worlds

  • Partway through that month I hurt a lot, having picked up a cold, a few stiff joints and general miserableness!

    acupuncture update

  • The director himself said, You, The Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety.

    YOU, THE LIVING | Obsessed With Film

  • My blood pressure was sky high and I had a raging headache and thus began 5 months of miserableness.

    I'm Boycotting the Monday After Thanksgiving

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