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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


[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.


(= 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


[ˈmɪzrblɪ] adv (smile, answer) → tristemente; (fail, live, pay) → miseramente


(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
References in classic literature ?
Clergymen, judges, statesmen,--the wisest, calmest, holiest persons of their day stood in the inner circle round about the gallows, loudest to applaud the work of blood, latest to confess themselves miserably deceived.
Sad, indeed, that an introspection so profound and acute as this poor minister's should be so miserably deceived
Let me only say that it fared with him as with the storm-tossed ship, that miserably drives along the leeward land.
But it so happened, that those boats, without seeing Pip, suddenly spying whales close to them on one side, turned, and gave chase; and Stubb's boat was now so far away, and he and all his crew so intent upon his fish, that Pip's ringed horizon began to expand around him miserably.
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.
In one second I was miserably sorry--oh, filled with remorse; but I thought of my poor family, and I MUST hide what I'd done for their sakes; and I did hide that corpse in the bushes; and presently I carried it to the tobacker field; and in the deep night I went with my shovel and buried it where--"
Weston was afraid of draughts for the young people in that passage; and neither Emma nor the gentlemen could tolerate the prospect of being miserably crowded at supper.
I have been miserably blind -- I have never valued you as I ought
Lorry's feet were arrested on the step by his asking, miserably, for his shoemaking tools and the unfinished shoes.
I am solemnly convinced that I never for one hour was reconciled to it, or was otherwise than miserably unhappy; but I bore it; and even to Peggotty, partly for the love of her and partly for shame, never in any letter (though many passed between us) revealed the truth.
The weather was miserably raw, and the two cursed the cold.
continued Rebecca; ``alas, is the rusted mail which hangs as a hatchment over the champion's dim and mouldering tomb is the defaced sculpture of the inscription which the ignorant monk can hardly read to the enquiring pilgrim are these sufficient rewards for the sacrifice of every kindly affection, for a life spent miserably that ye may make others miserable?