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    Misery and sorrow

    Misery and sorrow, miserable and sorrowful. I think these pairs both mean sadness but is any of them emotionally stronger than other?

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    Re: Misery and sorrow

    Misery and sorrow - nouns
    Miserable and sorrowful - adjectives

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    Re: Misery and sorrow

    I understand it. I meant if there's any difference between misery and sorrow OR miserable and sorrowful.

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    Re: Misery and sorrow

    Usually "sorrow" indicates deep, heart-breaking despair due to something like the death of a loved one.

    "Misery" indicates very deep sad feelings about anything else - because you're ill, you've lost your job, your car broke down and you can't afford to repair it, etc.

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    Re: Misery and sorrow

    Thanks.

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