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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
She looks just as I've always wanted to look," thought Anne miserably.
As it was, miserably and helplessly, not half himself, a puppet dreamer in a half-nightmare, he knew, as a restless sleeper awakening between vexing dreams, that he was being transported head-downward out of the canoe house that stank of death, through the village that was only less noisome, and up a path under lofty, wide-spreading trees that were beginning languidly to stir with the first breathings of the morning wind.