[mahy-zer-lee] /ˈmaɪ zər li/
of, like, or befitting a ; penurious; stingy; niggardly.
of or resembling a miser; avaricious
1590s, from miser + -ly (1). Related: Miserliness.
[miz-uh-ree] /ˈmɪz ə ri/ noun, plural miseries. 1. wretchedness of condition or circumstances. 2. distress or suffering caused by need, privation, or poverty. 3. great mental or emotional distress; extreme unhappiness. 4. a cause or source of distress. 5. Older Use. /ˈmɪzərɪ/ noun (pl) -eries 1. intense unhappiness, discomfort, or suffering; wretchedness 2. a cause […]
noun 1. an unofficial indication of a nation’s economic health, derived by adding the percentage rate of inflation to the percentage of unemployed workers: With inflation running at 15 percent and unemployment at 8 percent, the misery index is 23 percent.
[meez, mahyz] /miz, maɪz/ noun 1. a settlement or agreement. 2. Law. the issue in a proceeding instituted on a writ of right. /miːz; maɪz/ noun (law) 1. the issue in the obsolete writ of right 2. an agreed settlement
[mis-e-steem] /ˌmɪs ɛˈstim/ verb (used with object) 1. to fail to value or respect properly.