Wretchedness vs Misery - What's the difference?

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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.

wretchedness

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering.
  • * 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 3
  • 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.
  • A state of prolonged misfortune, privation or anguish.
  • 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