What does miserable mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word miserable.

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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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. Timothy Fong:

    Some people would say if it looks like an addiction and smells like an addiction and there are 12-step groups to help people with the addiction, then it is, but the psychological community is split into different camps. Some say it is addiction, and some of those say people just have different libidos, when I have someone who looks me straight in the eye and says' My life is miserable because of this, and I'm suicidal, and my relationship is broken, and this is hurting my health,' there is something there.

  2. Mike Strobel:

    Not spectacular, but not miserable, either.

  3. Red Guards:

    I saw how miserable people could be without any rule of law, any protection of rights. It scarred me deeply, and since then I've always been on alert that our country can not return to that era, since Xi came to power, however, his language, ideas and actions are all harking back to the Cultural Revolution -- for us who have been through that period, we're very sensitive( to that shift).

  4. John Stuart Mill:

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

  5. Joe Biden:

    I know I get criticized for saying we can unite the country, but ladies and gentlemen, I refuse to accept the status quo. The status quo of this miserable, ugly politics we have today guarantees we'll continue to do the same.

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