Pain vs Misery - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pain and misery

is that pain is (countable|and|uncountable) an ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt while misery is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

As a verb pain

is to hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.

pain

English

Noun

  • (countable, and, uncountable) An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.
  • The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain .
    I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.
  • (uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.
  • In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.
    The pain of departure was difficult to bear.
  • (countable) An annoying person or thing.
  • Your mother is a right pain .
  • (uncountable, obsolete) Suffering inflicted as punishment or penalty.
  • You may not leave this room on pain of death.
    Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — Dryden
    We will, by way of mulct or pain , lay it upon him. — Bacon
  • Labour; effort; pains.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "pain": mild, moderate, severe, intense, excruciating, debilitating, acute, chronic, sharp, dull, burning, steady, throbbing, stabbing, spasmodic, etc.

    Synonyms

    * (an annoying person or thing) pest * See also

    Antonyms

    * pleasure

    Hyponyms

    * agony * anguish * pang * neuropathic pain * nociceptive pain * phantom pain * psychogenic pain

    Derived terms

    * pain in the arse * pain in the ass * pain in the back * pain in the bum * pain in the butt * pain in the neck * painkiller * painy

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.
  • The wound pained him.
  • To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.
  • It pains me to say that I must let you go.
  • (obsolete) To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
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    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