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English adjective: miserable

1. miserable very unhappy; full of misery


SamplesHe felt depressed and miserable.
A message of hope for suffering humanity.
Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages.


Synonymssuffering, wretched


Similarunhappy


Antonymshappy

2. miserable deserving or inciting pity


SamplesA hapless victim.
Miserable victims of war.
The shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic.
Piteous appeals for help.
Pitiable homeless children.
A pitiful fate.
Oh, you poor thing.
His poor distorted limbs.
A wretched life.


Synonymshapless, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched


Similarunfortunate


Antonymsfortunate

3. miserable of the most contemptible kind


SamplesAbject 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.


Synonymsabject, low, low-down, scummy, scurvy


Similarcontemptible


Antonymsestimable

4. miserable of very poor quality or condition


SamplesDeplorable housing conditions in the inner city.
Woeful treatment of the accused.
Woeful errors of judgment.


Synonymsdeplorable, execrable, woeful, wretched


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior

5. miserable characterized by physical misery


SamplesA wet miserable weekend.
Spent a wretched night on the floor.


Synonymswretched


Similaruncomfortable


Antonymscomfortable, comfy

6. miserable contemptibly small in amount


SamplesA measly tip.
The company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief.
A paltry wage.
Almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans.


Synonymsmeasly, paltry


Similarmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


Antonymsample









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