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Meaning of MISERABLE

Pronunciation:  'mizurubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
  3. [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"
  4. [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"
  5. [adj]  very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
  6. [adj]  of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

MISERABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mis"er*a*ble\, a. [F. mis['e]rable, L. miserabilis,
    fr. miserari to lament, pity, fr. miser wretched. See
    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.
  2. \Mis"er*a*ble\, n.
    A miserable person. [Obs.] --Sterne.
Thesaurus Terms
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