Definitions for miserable
ˈmɪz ər ə bəl, ˈmɪz rə-mis·er·able
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word miserable.
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"
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"
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"
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"
characterized by physical misery
"a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Miserable is an adjective referring to a state of deep distress, unhappiness, or discomfort. This term may describe living or working conditions, a state of health, a mood, or the quality of something. It expresses a very high degree of negativity and dissatisfaction.
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
There is a great difference between our son being born in his country and born here in such a miserable conditions and this cold weather. The cold is biting for us, let alone for a newborn, tAKE THEM BACK.
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed.
Life isn’t miserable, it’s our incompetence in accepting reality and breaking the old patterns of the Mind, that makes Life miserable. Breathe Life, Reinvent yourself! ~ Ramana Pemmaraju
I call on the French government to publicly repudiate the miserable statement and miserable action by a company that is under its partial ownership.
The people producing this software are producing something that, in a small way, makes people like me miserable and keeps us miserable.
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- desgraciat, trist, miserableCatalan, Valencian
- nešťastný, bědný, mizernýCzech
- jämmerlich, erbärmlich, miserabelGerman
- αξιοθρήνητος, άθλιοςGreek
- brònachScottish Gaelic
- nyomorult, pocsék, gyatraHungarian
- 悲惨, 下手, 惨めJapanese
- 불행한 상황Korean
- miserável, horrívelPortuguese
- несчастный, бедный, неумелыйRussian
- pôvriteus, mizeråve, minåve, pôvriteuseWalloon
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