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 (mĭz′ər-ə-bəl, mĭz′rə-)
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.
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Adv.1.miserably - in a miserable mannermiserably - in a miserable manner; "I bit my lip miserably and nodded"
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[ˈmɪzərəblɪ] ADV
1. (= unhappily) [say, think, nod] → tristemente, con desconsuelo
2. (= depressingly) [furnished, decorated] → miserablemente, míseramente
the supplies were miserably inadequatelos suministros eran miserablemente escasos
it was miserably coldhacía un frío deprimente
our wages are miserably lownos pagan una miseria
3. (= completely) to fail miserablyfracasar rotundamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈmɪzərəbli] adv
[smile, answer, say] → tristement
[live, pay] → misérablement
[fail] → lamentablement

There was one miserably small piece left → Il ne restait qu'un misérable petit morceau.
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(= unhappily)unglücklich; say alsokläglich
(= wretchedly, distressingly) hurt, ache, raingrässlich, fürchterlich; live, dieelend, jämmerlich; poorerbärmlich; miserably unhappytodunglücklich (inf); it was miserably coldes war erbärmlich kalt
(= contemptibly) pay, feed, playmiserabel; failkläglich, jämmerlich; treat, behavegemein; the wages were miserably lowdie Löhne waren miserabel
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[ˈmɪzrblɪ] adv (smile, answer) → tristemente; (fail, live, pay) → miseramente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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
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References in classic literature ?
One of them said, "The Sun, now while he is single, parches up the marsh, and compels us to die miserably in our arid homes.
A PUBLIC-SPIRITED Citizen who had failed miserably in trying to secure a National political convention for his city suffered acutely from dejection.
Miserably I went to bed after all, and miserably thought of Estella, and miserably dreamed that my expectations were all cancelled, and that I had to give my hand in marriage to Herbert's Clara, or play Hamlet to Miss Havisham's Ghost, before twenty thousand people, without knowing twenty words of it.
Let me only say that it fared with him as with the storm-tossed ship, that miserably drives along the leeward land.
The generations succeeded each other; the warrior who had committed the sacrilege perished miserably; the Moonstone passed
She gathered up her baby once more; but when her eye fell upon its miserably short little gray tow-linen shirt and noted the contrast between its pauper shabbiness and her own volcanic eruption of infernal splendors, her mother-heart was touched, and she was ashamed.
"Something has happened to Pat," the Story Girl declared miserably. "He never stayed away from home more than two days in his life."
Anne was miserably silent, hampered by her deductions from her conversation with Owen.
I gave him books to read, but after a page or two he would put the book down and stare miserably into space.
They will hardly give me twelve stivers, and I shall live miserably; but never mind, at all events I shall live."
Ultimately, returning to this country, he was thrown into jail for debt, and there perished miserably, as such high spirits generally do.
And when he got to the well and stooped over the water to drink, the heavy stones made him fall in, and he drowned miserably. When the seven kids saw that, they came running to the spot and cried aloud: