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Misery vs. Ecstasy

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Miserynoun

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.’;

Ecstasynoun

Intense pleasure.

Miserynoun

A bodily ache or pain.

Ecstasynoun

A state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self-control.

Miserynoun

Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

Ecstasynoun

A trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.

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Miserynoun

(Extreme) poverty.

Ecstasynoun

(obsolete) Violent emotion or distraction of mind; excessive grief from anxiety; insanity; madness.

Miserynoun

(archaic) greed; avarice.

Ecstasynoun

(slang) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the methylenedioxyphenethylamine family, especially in a tablet form.

Miserynoun

Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.

‘Destruction and misery are in their ways.’;

Ecstasynoun

A state in which sensibility, voluntary motion, and (largely) mental power are suspended; the body is erect and inflexible; but the pulse and breathing are not affected.

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Miserynoun

Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.

‘When we our betters see bearing our woes,We scarcely think our miseries our foes.’;

Ecstasyverb

(intransitive) To experience intense pleasure.

Miserynoun

Covetousness; niggardliness; avarice.

Ecstasyverb

(transitive) To cause intense pleasure in.

Miserynoun

a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune;

‘the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable’;

Ecstasynoun

The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.

‘Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy.’; ‘This is the very ecstasy of love.’;

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Miserynoun

a feeling of intense unhappiness;

‘she was exhausted by her misery and grief’;

Ecstasynoun

Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.

‘He on the tender grassWould sit, and hearken even to ecstasy.’;

Miserynoun

a state or feeling of great physical or mental distress or discomfort

‘the misery of the miner's existence’; ‘a man who had brought her nothing but misery’;

Ecstasynoun

Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.

‘That unmatched form and feature of blown youthBlasted with ecstasy.’; ‘Our words will but increase his ecstasy.’;

Miserynoun

a cause or source of great distress or discomfort

‘the miseries of war’;

Ecstasynoun

A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.

Miserynoun

a person who is constantly miserable or discontented

‘have we really been such a bunch of miseries to work with?’;

Ecstasyverb

To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

‘The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits.’;

Ecstasynoun

a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;

‘listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture’;

Ecstasynoun

a state of elated bliss

Ecstasynoun

street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

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