Definitions for: Miserable


[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"
[adj] characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
[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"
[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"; "couldn't rescue the poor fellow"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
[adj] very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
[adj] of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mis"er*a*ble, a. [F. mis['e]rable, L. miserabilis,
fr. miserari to lament, pity, fr. miser wretched. See
Miser.]
1. Very unhappy; wretched.

What hopes delude thee, miserable man? --Dryden.

2. Causing unhappiness or misery.

What 's more miserable than discontent? --Shak.

3. Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a
miserable dinner.

Miserable comforters are ye all. --Job xvi. 2.

4. Avaricious; niggardly; miserly. [Obs.] --Hooker.

Syn: Abject; forlorn; pitiable; wretched.


Mis"er*a*ble, n.
A miserable person. [Obs.] --Sterne.

Synonyms: abject, contemptible, deplorable, execrable, hapless, inferior, low, low-down, meager, meagerly, meagre, measly, misfortunate, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, scummy, scurvy, suffering, uncomfortable, unfortunate, unhappy, woeful, wretched

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