miseria

f.
1 poverty (pobreza).
2 misfortune (desgracia).
3 meanness.
4 baseness, wretchedness (vileza).
5 pittance (poco dinero).
le pagan una miseria they pay him next to nothing
6 extreme poverty, poverty, grinding poverty, abjectedness.
7 meager quantity, very small amount, peanuts, pittance.
8 hardship.
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miseria
nombre femenino
1 (pobreza) extreme poverty
viven el la miseria they live in extreme poverty
2 (desgracia) misery, wretchedness
3 (tacañería) meanness
4 familiar (dinero) pittance
pagan una miseria the pay is dreadful
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noun f.
1) misery
2) poverty
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SF
1) (=pobreza) poverty, destitution

caer en la miseria — to fall into poverty

vivir en la miseria — to live in poverty

2) (=insignificancia)

una miseria — a pittance

3) (=tacañería) meanness, stinginess
4) (=parásitos) fleas pl , lice pl

estar lleno de miseria — to be covered with vermin

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femenino
1) (pobreza) poverty, destitution

vivir en la más absoluta miseria — to live in abject poverty

2) (cantidad insignificante) miserable amount, paltry amount

gana una miseria — she earns a pittance

3) (desgracia) misfortune

las miserias de la guerra — the miseries of war

estar a la miseria — (RPl fam) to be in a bad way (colloq)

quedar a la miseria — to be a write-off o (AmE) be totaled (colloq)

llorar miseria(s) — (CS fam) to complain about not having any money

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= destitution, penury, pittance, squalor, sordidness, poverty, chump change.
Nota: Referido generalmente al dinero.
Ex. In sociology, fire appears twice in the energy facet; Y:4351 denotes fire as a cause of destitution, while Y:831 denotes fire as an item of social equipment, used for cooking etc.
Ex. The practice found in some libraries of using the index to the scheme as an index to the catalogue is a makeshift expedient, by penury out of ignorance, and must be condemned.
Ex. The article 'Devastating an industry for a pittance of revenue' states the irrefutable case against taxing books and learned journals.
Ex. The article 'Private affluence and public squalor?' discusses the implications for libraries and information if public services are forced to open up their markets to free trade and thereby to private companies.
Ex. The author makes the most of the sordidness of the first sexual encounters of the protagonist, Stella, and the tawdriness of the theater company where she finds her first job.
Ex. The economically told chronicle of Slake's adventures is an eloquent study of poverty, of fear, and finally of hope as circumstances converge to force Slake from his temporary limbo.
Ex. The trick is they don't plan on paying their artists more than chump change in royalties.
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* en la miseria = down-and-out, in chapter 11, penniless.
* hundirse en la miseria = sink into + depression, sink into + poverty.
* miseria absoluta = grinding misery.
* miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
* pasar miseria = the wolves + be + at the door.
* salir de la miseria = haul + Reflexivo + out of + Posesivo + bog.
* vivir en la miseria = live in + squalor, walk + the streets of misery, live in + penury.
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femenino
1) (pobreza) poverty, destitution

vivir en la más absoluta miseria — to live in abject poverty

2) (cantidad insignificante) miserable amount, paltry amount

gana una miseria — she earns a pittance

3) (desgracia) misfortune

las miserias de la guerra — the miseries of war

estar a la miseria — (RPl fam) to be in a bad way (colloq)

quedar a la miseria — to be a write-off o (AmE) be totaled (colloq)

llorar miseria(s) — (CS fam) to complain about not having any money

* * *
= destitution, penury, pittance, squalor, sordidness, poverty, chump change.
Nota: Referido generalmente al dinero.

Ex: In sociology, fire appears twice in the energy facet; Y:4351 denotes fire as a cause of destitution, while Y:831 denotes fire as an item of social equipment, used for cooking etc.

Ex: The practice found in some libraries of using the index to the scheme as an index to the catalogue is a makeshift expedient, by penury out of ignorance, and must be condemned.
Ex: The article 'Devastating an industry for a pittance of revenue' states the irrefutable case against taxing books and learned journals.
Ex: The article 'Private affluence and public squalor?' discusses the implications for libraries and information if public services are forced to open up their markets to free trade and thereby to private companies.
Ex: The author makes the most of the sordidness of the first sexual encounters of the protagonist, Stella, and the tawdriness of the theater company where she finds her first job.
Ex: The economically told chronicle of Slake's adventures is an eloquent study of poverty, of fear, and finally of hope as circumstances converge to force Slake from his temporary limbo.
Ex: The trick is they don't plan on paying their artists more than chump change in royalties.
* en la miseria = down-and-out, in chapter 11, penniless.
* hundirse en la miseria = sink into + depression, sink into + poverty.
* miseria absoluta = grinding misery.
* miseria más absoluta = abject poverty.
* pasar miseria = the wolves + be + at the door.
* salir de la miseria = haul + Reflexivo + out of + Posesivo + bog.
* vivir en la miseria = live in + squalor, walk + the streets of misery, live in + penury.

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miseria
feminine
A (pobreza) poverty, destitution
vivir sumido en la más absoluta miseria to live in abject poverty
B
(cantidad insignificante): gana una miseria she earns a pittance
mira la miseria que me diste look at the miserable o paltry o measly amount you gave me (colloq)
C (desgracia) misfortune
las miserias de la guerra the miseries of war
estar/quedar a la miseria (RPl fam): el auto quedó a la miseria the car was a write-off o was wrecked o (AmE) was totaled (colloq)
está a la miseria he's in a very bad way o in a terrible state (colloq)
llorar miseria(s) (CS fam); to complain about not having any money, to plead poverty
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miseria sustantivo femenino
1 (pobreza) poverty, destitution
2 (cantidad insignificante) miserable amount, paltry amount;
gana una miseria she earns a pittance

3 (desgracia) misfortune;
las miserias de la guerra the miseries of war

miseria sustantivo femenino
1 (pobreza) extreme poverty: sobrecogía la miseria de sus aposentos, I was moved by the extreme poverty of her living conditions
2 (cantidad despreciable) pittance, miserable amount: vendí la casa por una miseria, I sold the house for a pittance
3 (más en pl) (desgracias, penalidades) miseries: ¡cuánta miseria se reflejaba en sus rostros!, what misery was reflected in their faces!
'miseria' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
sordidez
- villa
English:
bread line
- chicken
- misery
- peanut
- penury
- pittance
- plunge
- poverty
- squalor
- starvation
- untold
- wake
- want
- wretchedness
- abject
- down
- shantytown
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miseria nf
1. [pobreza] poverty;
viven en la miseria they live in poverty
2. [desgracia]
las miserias de la guerra the hardships of war
3. [tacañería] meanness
4. [vileza] baseness, wretchedness
5. [poco dinero] pittance;
le pagan una miseria he gets paid a pittance, they pay him next to nothing;
CSur Fam
llorar miseria to plead poverty
6. Comp
RP Fam
a la miseria: es alérgica y está a la miseria she's allergic and she's in a really bad way;
después de tantos días sin agua, esa planta quedó a la miseria after so many days without water the plant was in a real state o half dead
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miseria
f
1 poverty
2 fig (sufrimiento) misery
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miseria nf
1) pobreza: poverty
2) : misery, suffering
3) : pittance, meager amount
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miseria n (pobreza) poverty
vive en la miseria he lives in poverty

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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