As nouns the difference between wretchedness and misery
is that wretchedness
is an unhappy state of mental or physical suffering while misery
is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering.
* 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 3
A state of prolonged misfortune, privation or anguish.
- She saw only that he was quiet and unobtrusive, and she liked him for it. He did not disturb the wretchedness of her mind by ill-timed conversation.
Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
- Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face .
* put out of one's misery