Misery vs Aggravation - What's the difference?

misery | aggravation |


As nouns the difference between misery and aggravation

is that misery is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe while aggravation is the act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.

misery

English

Noun

(miseries)
  • Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
  • Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face .
  • Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
  • (Extreme) poverty.
  • Greed; avarice.
  • Synonyms

    * see

    Derived terms

    * put out of one's misery

    aggravation

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
  • Exaggerated representation.
  • An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
  • Synonyms

    * provocation, irritation.