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, 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"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. miserable, wretched(adj)

    characterized by physical misery

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

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. miserable(Adjective)

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

  2. miserable(Adjective)

    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. Miserable(adj)

    very unhappy; wretched

  2. Miserable(adj)

    causing unhappiness or misery

  3. Miserable(adj)

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

  4. Miserable(adj)

    avaricious; niggardly; miserly

  5. Miserable(noun)

    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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How to say miserable in sign language?

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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. Cayle Royce:

    It's very tight and sweaty -- conditions are really hot, every time you rotate, everything gets soaked. Condensation rains down on you the whole time. Salt water's hugely corrosive, so you get lots of sores and boils. It's a pretty miserable environment.

  2. Thomas Traherne:

    To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.

  3. Scott Purcell:

    Ouch, states have tools in their arsenal to make life miserable for issuers and to levy fines and force rescissions of completed offerings if the sales are made through anyone other than a licensed broker-dealer.

  4. RVM:

    Some people make themselves miserable and everybody else miserable when they can rather make themselves happy and everybody else happy.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is ever required of you just like love/faith/courage. I mean, a hope for a good day/good time never a bad day/bad time. A hope for an enviable success/future never a miserable success/future. A hope for a positive change never a negative change. A hope for an appointment never a disappointment and stuffs like that. Now all that implies, you've got to hope high/well all-round/all times.

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