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Definitions for miserable
ˈmɪz ər ə bəl, ˈmɪz rə-mis·er·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. miserable, suffering, wretchedadjective

    very unhappy; full of misery

    "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

  2. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretchedadjective

    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"

  3. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvyadjective

    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"

  4. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretchedadjective

    of very poor quality or condition

    "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

  5. miserable, wretchedadjective

    characterized by physical misery

    "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"

  6. measly, miserable, paltryadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. miserableadjective

    In a state of misery: very sad, ill, or poor.

  2. miserableadjective

    Very bad (at something); unskilled, incompetent.

    He's O.K. at some sports, like tennis, but he's just miserable at football.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Miserableadjective

    Etymology: miserable, French; miser, Latin.

    O nation miserable,
    With an untitled tyrant, bloody scepter’d!
    When shalt thou see thy wholesome days again? William Shakespeare.

    Most miserable is the desire that’s glorious. William Shakespeare.

    What’s more miserable than discontent? William Shakespeare.

    It is probable that there will be a future state, and then how miserable is the voluptuous unbeliever left in the lurch. Robert South, Sermons.

    What hopes delude thee, miserable man? John Dryden, Æn.

    Miserable comforters are ye all. Job xvi. 2.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miserableadjective

    very unhappy; wretched

  2. Miserableadjective

    causing unhappiness or misery

  3. Miserableadjective

    worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner

  4. Miserableadjective

    avaricious; niggardly; miserly

  5. Miserablenoun

    a miserable person

Freebase

  1. Miserable

    "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

  1. Miserable

    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. miserabilismiser.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'miserable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4727

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'miserable' in Adjectives Frequency: #918

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miserable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miserable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of miserable in a Sentence

  1. Ken Dychtwald:

    We also have people dying longer, we are able to keep people alive without much quality of life in many cases. We haven't done a great job of making healthspan match up with lifespan, which is both miserable and unbelievably costly - and frightening.

  2. Cary Woodruff:

    Given the likely symptoms this animal suffered from, holding these infected bones in your hands, you can't help but feel sorry for Dolly, we've all experienced these same symptoms -- coughing, trouble breathing, a fever, etc. -- and here's a 150-million-year-old dinosaur that likely felt as miserable as we all do when we're sick.

  3. Adam Smith:

    No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Sometimes it is good to fall down so that we can see whether we honourably get up or disgracefully turn into a miserable reptile!

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    There is nothing but comparison that makes people happy or miserable.

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