miserable


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mis·er·a·ble

 (mĭz′ər-ə-bəl, mĭz′rə-)
adj.
1. Very uncomfortable or unhappy; wretched.
2. Causing or accompanied by great discomfort or distress: a miserable climate.
3. Mean or shameful; contemptible: a miserable trick.
4. Wretchedly inadequate: lived in a miserable shack; fed the prisoners miserable rations.
5. Of poor quality; inferior: miserable handicraft.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin miserābilis, pitiable, from miserārī, to pity, from miser, wretched.]

mis′er·a·ble n.
mis′er·a·ble·ness n.
mis′er·a·bly adv.

miserable

(ˈmɪzərəbəl; ˈmɪzrə-)
adj
1. unhappy or depressed; wretched
2. causing misery, discomfort, etc: a miserable life.
3. contemptible: a miserable villain.
4. sordid or squalid: miserable living conditions.
5. Scot and Austral and NZ mean; stingy
6. (pejorative intensifier): you miserable wretch.
[C16: from Old French, from Latin miserābilis worthy of pity, from miserārī to pity, from miser wretched]
ˈmiserableness n
ˈmiserably adv

mis•er•a•ble

(ˈmɪz ər ə bəl, ˈmɪz rə-)

adj.
1. wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable: a miserable beggar.
2. contemptible: a miserable villain.
3. attended with or causing misery: a miserable existence.
4. manifesting misery.
5. worthy of pity: a miserable failure.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin miserābilis=miserā(rī) to pity (derivative of miser wretched) + -bilis -ble]
mis′er•a•ble•ness, n.
mis′er•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.miserable - very unhappymiserable - very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
2.miserable - deserving or inciting pitymiserable - 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"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
3.miserable - of the most contemptible kindmiserable - 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"
contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
4.miserable - of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
5.miserable - characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
uncomfortable - providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"
6.miserable - contemptibly small in amountmiserable - 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"
meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"

miserable

adjective
2. dreary, bleak, desolate, sorry, depressing, foul, dismal, shabby, vile, unhappy, seedy, sordid, squalid, dilapidated, wretched, cheerless, godforsaken, uninviting, scungy (Austral. & N.Z.) There was nothing in this miserable place to distract him.
3. unpleasant, wet, rainy, stormy, rotten (informal), dreich (Scot.) a grey, wet, miserable day
4. sullen, sour, moody, grumpy, gloomy, sombre, bad-tempered, glum, surly, sulky, taciturn, ill-tempered, humourless, lugubrious, cantankerous, grouchy, peevish, saturnine He always was a miserable man. He never spoke to anyone.
5. pathetic, low, sorry, disgraceful, mean, shameful, shabby, abject, despicable, deplorable, lamentable, contemptible, scurvy, pitiable, detestable, piteous They have so far accepted a miserable 1,100 refugees from the former Yugoslavia.
pathetic respectable, admirable

miserable

adjective
1. Suffering from usually prolonged anguish:
2. Having a painful ailment:
3. Of decidedly inferior quality:
Informal: cheesy.
Slang: crummy, schlocky.
noun
A person living under very unhappy circumstances:
Translations
بائِستَعِيسٌزَهيد، ضَئيل
nešťastnýsklíčenýubohýbědnýmizerný
elendigmiserabelulykkelig
kurja
nesretan
gyatranyomorultpocsék
ömurlegurvansæll
惨めな
비참한
labai nelaimingaspasigailėtinas
nelaimīgsnožēlojamstrūcīgs
mizerie
bedennesrečenslab
eländig
ทำให้หดหู่ใจ
khốn khổ

miserable

[ˈmɪzərəbl] ADJ
1. (= unhappy) [person] → abatido, con el ánimo por los suelos; [face] → triste
to feel miserabletener el ánimo por los suelos, sentirse abatido or deprimido
Sheila was looking miserablea Sheila se la veía abatida
don't look so miserable!¡alegra esa cara!
to make sb miserablehacer a algn sentirse deprimido
my job was making me really miserablemi trabajo me estaba deprimiendo
2. (= depressing) [place, life, weather] → deprimente; [childhood] → desdichado, infeliz
it was wet and miserable outsidefuera hacía un tiempo lluvioso y deprimente
it was a miserable businessera un asunto deprimente or lamentable
to make sb's life miserable; make life miserable for sbamargar la vida a algn
to have a miserable timepasarlo mal, pasarlo fatal
3. (= wretched) [hovel, shantytown, beggar] → mísero
the miserable conditions they were living inla miseria en la que vivían
4. (= contemptible, mean) you miserable (old) thing!¡viejo ruin!
5. (= paltry) [offer] → mísero, mezquino; [pay] → miserable; [meal] → triste, mísero
a miserable two poundsdos miserables libras
they gave me a miserable piece of bread for lunchme dieron un triste trozo de pan para comer
6. (= complete) to be a miserable failure [attempt, play] → ser un fracaso espantoso or rotundo, ser un triste fracaso; [person] → ser un fracaso total

miserable

[ˈmɪzərəbəl] adj
[person] (= unhappy) → malheureux/euse
His job was making him miserable → Son travail le rendait malheureux.
You're looking miserable → Tu as l'air malheureux.
to feel miserable → ne pas avoir le moral
I'm feeling miserable → Je n'ai pas le moral.
[person] (= bad-tempered) → maussade
[weather] → maussade; [day] → maussade
The weather was miserable → Il faisait un temps maussade.
It was miserable and cold → Il faisait un temps maussade et froid.
(= wretched) [place, situation] → misérable
(= paltry) → misérable
They donate a miserable seven million pounds a year → Leur donations s'élèvent à sept misérables millions de livres par an., Ils donnent la somme misérable de sept millions de livres par an.
Our speed was a miserable 2.2 knots → Nous filions la vitesse misérable de 2,2 nœuds à l'heure.
[failure] → lamentable
to be a miserable failure → être un échec lamentable

miserable

adj
(= unhappy) personunglücklich, trostlos; colourtrist; (= ill-tempered)griesgrämig; I feel miserable todayich fühle mich heute elend or (ill) → miserabel; miserable with hunger/coldelend vor Hunger/Kälte; a miserable old hageine missmutige alte Hexe; to make somebody miserablejdm Kummer machen or bereiten, jdn unglücklich machen; to make life miserable for somebody, to make somebody’s life miserablejdm das Leben zur Qual machen
(= wretched, causing distress) headache, cold, weathergrässlich, fürchterlich; life, existence, hovel, spectacleerbärmlich, elend, jämmerlich; placeöde, trostlos; he died a miserable deather ist elend or jämmerlich zugrunde or zu Grunde gegangen
(= contemptible)miserabel, jämmerlich, erbärmlich; persongemein, erbärmlich; treatment, behaviourgemein; sum, failurekläglich, jämmerlich; a miserable £3mickrige 3 Pfund (inf); you miserable little wretch!du mieses kleines Biest!, du Miststück! (inf); to be a miserable failurekläglich versagen

miserable

[ˈmɪzrbl] adj
a. (unhappy) → infelice; (deplorable, sight, failure) → penoso/a
to feel miserable → sentirsi avvilito/a or giù di morale (physically) → sentirsi a terra
don't look so miserable! → non fare quella faccia da funerale!
b. (filthy, wretched) → miserabile; (unpleasant, weather) → deprimente
c. (contemptible) → miserabile
a miserable £2 → 2 miserabili sterline

miserable

(ˈmizərəbl) adjective
1. very unhappy; She's been miserable since he went away.
2. very poor in quantity or quality. The house was in a miserable condition.
ˈmiserably adverb

miserable

تَعِيسٌ sklíčený elendig elend δυστυχής miserable kurja malheureux nesretan miserabile 惨めな 비참한 beroerd elendig marny miserável жалкий eländig ทำให้หดหู่ใจ sefil khốn khổ 痛苦的
References in classic literature ?
Reflecting upon these and similar evils, you held the tyrannical State to be the most miserable of States?
And do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?
Presently there came swiftly over the sparkling sea Tyrsenian (30) pirates on a well- decked ship -- a miserable doom led them on.
Patsy is miserable about it; miserable on account of the neighbors, and particularly miserable on account of her foreigners, of course; so miserable on their account that she hasn't any room to worry about her own little losses.
It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.
They could not behold us in that miserable condition without reflecting on the hardships we had undergone, and our brethren then underwent, in Suaquem and Abyssinia.
Then he remembered that it was no fun being angry unless he had some one to frighten and make miserable, and he rushed to his big gong and made it clatter as loud as he could.
And no one could have helped hating such miserable monstrosities.
I know that there are feelings in your nature that have never yet been called forth; I know, too, that in your present neglected lonely state you are and must be miserable.
Tierra del Fuego, first arrival -- Good Success Bay -- An Account of the Fuegians on board -- Interview With the Savages -- Scenery of the Forests -- Cape Horn -- Wigwam Cove -- Miserable Condition of the Savages -- Famines -- Cannibals -- Matricide -- Religious Feelings -- Great Gale -- Beagle Channel -- Ponsonby Sound -- Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians -- Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel -- Glaciers -- Return to the Ship -- Second Visit in the Ship to the Settlement -- Equality of Condition amongst the Natives.
Let the Tetons do their worst; they will not find a miserable and worn out trapper the loudest in his complaints, or his prayers.
I only said to myself often, that I was an unfortunate dog, and born to be always miserable.