miserable, suffering, wretched(adj)
very unhappy; full of misery
"he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)
deserving or inciting pity
"a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy(adj)
of the most contemptible kind
"abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched(adj)
of very poor quality or condition
"deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
characterized by physical misery
"a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
measly, miserable, paltry(adj)
contemptibly small in amount
"a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"
In a state of misery: very sad, ill, or poor.
Very bad (at something); unskilled, incompetent.
He's O.K. at some sports, like tennis, but he's just miserable at football.
very unhappy; wretched
causing unhappiness or misery
worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner
avaricious; niggardly; miserly
a miserable person
"Miserable" is a song from Lit's album A Place in the Sun. It was the third single released from the album. It also had an accompanying music video directed by Evan Bernard, produced by Keeley Gould, in which the band is portrayed performing the song on and around a huge Pamela Anderson, who wears a white bikini and platform shoes. The video ends with Pamela chasing down and devouring the band members one by one. She starts by eating one member who was standing on her lips. When the band begins to run she chases after them and grabs one member and eats him alive. Pamela then sneaks up behind a third band member who is hiding from her and slurps him up. She then chews him up and spits out his shoe. Finally only the lead singer is left who the giantess picks up tosses into her mouth and swallows him alive. With all the band members eaten the giantess walks away as the video ends
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
miz′ėr-a-bl, adj. wretched, exceedingly unhappy: causing misery: very poor or mean: worthless: despicable: barren.—n. Mis′erableness.—adv. Mis′erably. [Fr.,—L. miserabilis—miser.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'miserable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4727
Rank popularity for the word 'miserable' in Adjectives Frequency: #918
The numerical value of miserable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of miserable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of miserable in a Sentence
For an individual patient, it can be miserable and also depressing because there are no good treatments and it just gets worse and worse.
He didn't get out to ask workers about what is going on, that way it's easier to keep saying everything is fine - and at the same time keeping us on like slaves on miserable wages.
There is nothing to romanticize about the cold and bitter darkness of the night. What keeps us going through is the Hope that soon the night will end, and the first bright ray of Sun will penetrate the darkness to illuminate our world. No matter how long and lonesome that night could be, the reality is that it will end eventually. It's the Hope that keeps us going through those miserable dark patches. That's why it's important to never lose Hope. Dum vita est, spes est! As long as there is life, there is Hope!
Some of the anti-capitalist impulse goes back to that hunter-gatherer mentality and not comprehending the complexity of the market economy, the complexity outpaced our ability to understand it. But even those who don’t understand markets should open their eyes and acknowledge its benefits : Worldwide, wherever economic freedom is allowed, millions of people have lifted themselves out of stoop labor and miserable poverty. Of course, not everyone can reap the benefits of markets. The sick, the mentally ill and other truly helpless people need a hand. But why assume government must provide that help ? Government does n’t do anything very well. Why not let private charity handle it ? I once assumed there was too much poverty for private charity to make much of a difference. But now I realize there is plenty of money, and private charity would do much more if government did n’t discourage it. When the welfare state took over poverty relief, it crowded out.
Pressing on gives one a chance to explore himself or herself and then fall in love with himself or herself again. But on the contrary, giving up makes a person depressed and miserable. Now that simply implies, it is wiser and advisable to hold on and press on when challenged than to quit. -Emeasoba George
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- miserable, trist, desgraciatCatalan, Valencian
- nešťastný, bědný, mizernýCzech
- erbärmlich, jämmerlich, miserabelGerman
- άθλιος, αξιοθρήνητοςGreek
- brònachScottish Gaelic
- gyatra, nyomorult, pocsékHungarian
- 惨め, 悲惨, 下手Japanese
- 불행한 상황Korean
- horrível, miserávelPortuguese
- бедный, несчастный, неумелыйRussian
- pôvriteuse, minåve, mizeråve, pôvriteusWalloon
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