living death


noun

a completely miserable, joyless existence, experience, situation, etc.; ordeal: He found the steaming jungle a living death.

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Origin of living death

First recorded in 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for living death

living death

noun

a life or lengthy experience of constant misery
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