Twinge vs Misery - What's the difference?

twinge | misery |


As nouns the difference between twinge and misery

is that twinge is a pinch; a tweak; a twitch while misery is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

As a verb twinge

is to pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.

twinge

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A pinch; a tweak; a twitch.
  • A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author=
  • , title=The Norwich Victims , chapter=7/2 citation , passage=The two Gordon setters came obediently to heel. Sir Oswald Feiling winced as he turned to go home. He had felt a warning twinge of lumbago.}}

    Verb

    (twing)
  • To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak.
  • * Hudibras
  • When a man is past his sense, / There's no way to reduce him thence, / But twinging him by the ears or nose, / Or laying on of heavy blows.
  • To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains.
  • * L'Estrange
  • The gnat twinged him [the lion] till he made him tear himself, and so mastered him.
  • To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges.
  • 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