What does miserable mean?

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.

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.]

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  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. Ryan Gosling , Carell:

    It's really above and beyond, everyone who is standing there looking like miserable wet cats, this means an awful lot to me.

  2. Thomas Traherne:

    Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.

  3. P. G. Wodehouse:

    A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.

  4. Cyril Connolly:

    The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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!

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